By Mike Dayton
Hats off to the Seattle International Randonn-eurs for the club's second successful running of the Cascade 1200. The event went off without a hitch—even though it was literally sidetracked just days before the start. During a pre-ride drive to check the route, the intrepid SIR scouting crew of Peter Beeson and Mark Jackson learned that Elk Ridge and Old Man Pass were covered by snow, with the Forest Service Road from Randle to Carson gated shut.
Without missing a beat, SIR volunteers scrambled and quickly re- routed, moving the last control of the day from Northwoods to the summit of White Pass. The first overnight control was moved from Carson to St. Peter's Retreat Center in Cowiche, just outside of Yakima. This year's ride was directed by Terry Zmrhal, Beeson and David Huelsbeck. For a first person account of the Cascade 1200, see the article by Mary Gersema on page 28.