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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By jakbrand
I prefer a loop trail, but this out-and-back trip...

I prefer a loop trail, but this out-and-back trip delivers intensity from start to finish no matter how many times you ride it.


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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By jakbrand
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By jakbrand
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
10 Miles of Heaven

We briefly discussed exploring other trails around Temple Mountain on Day 2, but quickly decided on 5MOH x 2. :webers

Beta's fuel tank holds two liters. Today's five to six hour out-and-back ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
5MOH plus Lone Man Wash took us more than four...

5MOH plus Lone Man Wash took us more than four hours.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
Rugged Beauty

After an hour of riding I unpuckered and started enjoying the rugged beauty of San Rafael Swell.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
A few more shots before hitting the Crux. ...

A few more shots before hitting the Crux.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
The Crux

Tooly, I cannot lie. I dabbed. :lol3

This section is known as the "Crux". It's definitely the most critical point of 5MOH because it's steep and the ledges are covered with sand. Poor traction...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
The beginning of 5MOH is technical, but there's...

The beginning of 5MOH is technical, but there's nothing to make you consider taking the bailout yet.


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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
Tooly, Thanks for checking in. I...

Tooly,

Thanks for checking in.
I believe you will be riding red rocks in the near future! :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
Follow the White Line

A quick stop at the trailhead kiosk reveals hundreds of miles of routes across San Rafael Swell. 5MOH was created a few years ago by enduro riders to connect Red trail to Lone Man Wash trail.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
5 m o h

If Harleys occupy one end of the motorcycle spectrum, then trials are on the opposite end with dual sport landing somewhere in the middle. Each discipline depends on the terrain you choose to ride. 5...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
C2d

Let's back up for a moment.
On the way to Utah, I stopped in South Georgia for a two-day spring gathering of Hall of Fame dual sport riders where we tooled around clay roads near Cuthbert, Lumpkin...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Stretch, Thanks for following along! :thumb ...

Stretch,

Thanks for following along! :thumb

Next summer we will follow some of your 2007 Alaska tracks. :webers
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Hey Tooly, Did you seal the deal on a...

Hey Tooly,

Did you seal the deal on a 500EXC yet?

In the photo below, the oil pump cover needed a little tightening. No big deal. I expect to tighten a few bolts on a dirt bike with...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 08:44 AM
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Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Day 7

The original itinerary had us departing Prineville on Day 7. We were departing Seneca instead, meaning we were exactly one day behind schedule. Now the main route must be modified if we intended to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Wild West

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We exited Ochoco National Forest and entered Malheur National Forest.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
It felt symbolic of leaving the wilderness as we...

It felt symbolic of leaving the wilderness as we opened and closed a few gates crossing ranch land at the northern edge of Oregon Outback. I also noticed the roads were becoming well traveled.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Turning north near Gap Ranch the we climbed out...

Turning north near Gap Ranch the we climbed out of the desert into a steppe and scrubland region. Many of the roads snaking up the side of numerous buttes were littered with loose volleyball sized...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
We were still crossing the beautifully rugged...

We were still crossing the beautifully rugged Oregon Outback which is actually the northern fringe of the massive Great Basin.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
All our water was frozen this morning. Hot...

All our water was frozen this morning. Hot chocolate would require an extra step of preparation, thawing the water bottles. :vardy<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,735
Posted By jakbrand
Classic trials form. :clap ...

Classic trials form. :clap


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Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
I was sleeping so profoundly during the first...

I was sleeping so profoundly during the first toyhauler drive-by that I thought the whole episode was a bad dream.

It wasn't until he circled back later and shined his powerful Baja lights in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
This was one of those perfect bush campsites that...

This was one of those perfect bush campsites that you read about in other folks ride reports. It almost seemed too perfect.

Temperature dropped fast after sunset. Fortunately, nearby sage wood was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
We scouted a hidden campsite in small grassy...

We scouted a hidden campsite in small grassy meadow at the edge of the dunes.
It was clean, there were no other campers and it didn't look anyone had camped here for a while. :kumbaya


We...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
It was about four o'clock after hiking Crack in...

It was about four o'clock after hiking Crack in the Ground and we turned our attention to locating a suitable campsite.


We decided to bush camp at Christmas Valley Sand Dunes 25 miles due east....
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Crack in the Ground

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Geologists estimate about a thousand years ago this active volcanic area pulled apart creating a fissure nearly two miles long...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love riding across the desert.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route - Route 5, Section 2

We broke camp then slabbed ten miles on HWY 31 along Summer Lake to join ORBDR-Route 5, Section 2 near Picture Rock Pass.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
If you're trekking through southern Oregon, then...

If you're trekking through southern Oregon, then factor in a visit to Summer Lake Hot Springs.

a large pool is inside the barn and smaller outdoor pools are out back
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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
After four days in the mountains we descended the...

After four days in the mountains we descended the eastern slope of the Cascades into a high desert basin known as the Oregon Outback. Heading easterly we cut across Klamath Marsh National Wildlife...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
We were famished after hiking three hours without...

We were famished after hiking three hours without breakfast. I wolfed down a caldera sized bowl of delicious bison chili at Crater Lake Lodge. Yum! :dg

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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
My words can't convey the beauty of the caldera...

My words can't convey the beauty of the caldera containing the deepest lake in the United States. It's truly a crown jewel.


Wizard Island
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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
The mercury dipped into the low thirties at Lost...

The mercury dipped into the low thirties at Lost Creek campground (elevation 5973'). I packed two sleeping bags this trip for potential below freezing temps. I slipped a three season down bag inside...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
simonpig, It's funny how Dr. Rock and the...

simonpig,

It's funny how Dr. Rock and the Mobius Trip created a style of adventure riding, dual sport riding point to point for a week at a time. We are definitely following his recipe of moto...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
phoneman, Are you riding Tooly's two-day DS...

phoneman,

Are you riding Tooly's two-day DS event this spring? :ear
Maybe we can convince that old geezer into taking an adventure ride across the Dakotas next summer. :nod

Thanks for checking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
I'm exploring Oregon, so I needed a hippy name. ...

I'm exploring Oregon, so I needed a hippy name.

One Tooth Richie hippy name is "WHAT". I've known people with a given name so cool that they use it for their hippy name too. That's not me....
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
Umpqua Hot Springs is not too far from ORBDR so...

Umpqua Hot Springs is not too far from ORBDR so we decided to slab 15 miles on HWY 138 and go for a soak.


Short hike up to the hot springs...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
ET rolled into Crescent Lake Junction (elevation...

ET rolled into Crescent Lake Junction (elevation 4750') about 6 o'clock and we walked next door to Manley's Tavern for their special broasted chicken. :freaky<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 130,793
Posted By jakbrand
On October 6th the weather in Oregon was...

On October 6th the weather in Oregon was unusually perfect for dual sporting. Cool dry air and clear blue sky all day long.


Bend is somewhere in the valley below.
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