Washougal is a conundrum. It is far and away the most breathtakingly scenic stop in all of moto. You don’t even have to have been there before to gather that. Rarely do photo’s do reality justice and in the case of Washougal, that probably holds true but even the photos are awe-inspiring. But I did say it was a conundrum and that is apparent in it’s treacherous track surface that is made up of a thin loamy layer atop a slick, hard-packed base with hellish roost and mind-effing shadows. For all the beauty in Washougal, there are equal parts of deception and uncertainty. Imagine racing in and out of shadows at your own pace, let alone the mind-bending speed of the National caliber racers. Straight-scary.