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Old 02-09-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Riding Around the Hood

Well this year is it.
I'm getting older, and I gotta see some of this world right near where I live.
I'm going to ride my seat right off this bike, along with MANY sets of tires,
and all of YOU are going to help me

This thread will be about rides;
Rides near Mt. Hood,
Rides around Mt. Hood,
Rides originating FROM Mt. Hood.

Some Rides won't really have much to do with Mt. Hood,
except that some of us live near Mt. Hood,
so that all our rides will originate from near Mt. Hood .

But I'll need some help, here.
So, all you FFs From Hood River, White Salmon, The Dalles, and other surrounding areas,
as well as all the Inmates just passing through, help me add to this thread.


Ride Reports covered within THIS thread:
Madras, Ashwood, Donnybrook, Horse Heaven, Cherry Creek, Twickenham, Mitchell Posts #21-35: by Apple Jam: the dirt way
Lyle, Klickitat, Wahkiakus, Rock Creek Canyon, Roosevelt, Bickleton Posts #126-129: with Apple Jam & Scottnt
Petersburg, Fairbanks, Freebridge, Tygh Ridge, Sherrars, Mack's Canyon, Deschutes, Maupin Posts #197-202: Apple Jam & TourPros
Rowena Loops, Moody, Fairbanks, Freebridge Posts #214-224: with Apple Jam, Easy-Z & MortimerSickle
Ride to Brookings, OR, for April Fools Gathering Posts #302 & 303: with Apple Jam, s1marks and Mr. Fisherman
Oregon Trail crossing of the John Day River in Sherman County: Posts #365-405: Apple Jam, Ladukebob, Craig McCurdy & Crash Clay, el guapo nada
Lyle, Canyon Rd, Appleton, Klickitat, Wahkiakus, Conboy Lake, Glenwood Posts #414-423: with Apple Jam & el guapo nada
Powerlines Roads near Ketchum Ranch Posts 483-484: with Craig McCurdy, Crash Clay, TourPros, and TTDave
Ketchum Rd from dvwalker's place in Mosier Posts #502-503: with Apple Jam & dvwalker
Mt. Hood ProRally with Craig McCurdy and TourPros
Rowena, Biggs, Condon, Fossil, Antelope, Madras with Light n Fast
Red Menace's Tipi Tour Red Menace, Mr Cob, with several guests
Hood River Upper Valley Rally 2011 Pages 53-64 but the pics finally start here on Page 62
The old Red Hill Guard Station with Apple Jam
Ashwood & Cherry Creek Ranch with MadChap
Road 44 to Tygh Valley & back with Matloik & wife, Apple Jam, Loud Al, NoPo Chicken, martinmenace, Dale 2011



Rides and Reports from our Local Area ADVriders,
covered in other threads:
Spring Break in the Ochoco Forest ..... summarized here on Post #244 of THIS thread, with my RR here, Posts #160-163
..........by oremike, Apple Jam, Petrolburner & leenpockets, and JayhooRay.
Maupin Bakeoven Shaniko Fossil Mitchell Prineville & back to Parkdale with Apple Jam, Squishy & MortimerSickle, Posts #66-79
SOLO on LOLO, by Apple Jam: Lolo Pass, North Perimeter of Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and ALL around Badger Wilderness
Shortcut to Mother's Day Breakfast, by Apple Jam: Upper Hood River Valley to Mill Creek Rd, outside The Dalles
Hood River Doods heading East, with Apple Jam & TourPros: Klickitat, Centerville, Goldendale starts on Post #6
Last Chance Abbott Rd, a Wilderness Ride : Apple Jam, Slow Joe, Hells Alien, Scott_PDX, Taranaki, martinmenace, Dale2011

What I did this Summer by el guapo nada, in Day Trippin', covers many Gorge area rides
CX500 vs The Gorge by el guapo nada, in Day Trippin', covers many Gorge area rides
"Sundays 'round the Gorge" by el guapo nada & Apple Jam: The Dalles, Mt Hood NF, Bonney Crossing, Wamic, White River SP

Hood River Rides out the Back Door by Craig McCurdy and Crash Clay, in Day Trippin', covers many Hood & Gorge area rides
Painted Hills ride by JeffinTD
Solo Alaska Ride by JeffinTD

Hood River Area by TourPros and RedMenace
Two Beautiful Posts from New Trick
A couple of sweet pics & posts, and this and this, from Ladukebob

A February Expedition by RedMenace, and his Sidecar Touring and training website, Adventure Sidecar
Eastern Columbia Gorge Mini Tour by RedMenace and AceRph
A Saturday Morning Ride East of Hood River by RedMenace
New Year's Day Ride Vintage 2001 ADVrider Ride Report by RedMenace
January Snow Ride 2003 by RedMenace
Barlow Road by the RedMenace
Dependence Day Ride by the RedMenace
First Day of Spring in Hood River by RedMenace


Visitors to our area, doing their reports on what they find here:
Barlow Road with Loud Al and NoPo Chicken
A little Hood River Adventure by nw scout
East Hood River Ride by Scout18
Stonehenge to Oklahoma, Maryhill, Broughton Log Flume, BZ Corners, Glenwood, Klickitat, Appleton by 650x and liv2rydktms
Old Columbia River Highway, including Maryhill and Wishram by 650x and liv2rydktms
The Columbia Gorge by Mad Kaw Disease
Badger Lake ride by K7NUT
Columbia Gorge route to Barnacle Bistro by Ladybug0048, parts of Post #1 of her Looo-oong ride covers the Columbia Gorge
Columbia Gorge Ride by Tedder and DreadPirateKermit



Rider Events in our area,
ADV or otherwise, but local to the Gorge

The Black Dog Dual Sport and Adventure Dual Sport and Sidecar Ride at the Hood River County Fairgrounds every year
This year is the 20th anniversary !! (not all years were staged in Hood River)

TourPro's Gorge Gathering, now in it's third year, a classic ADV event with some Big-Time twists

RedMenace's Bunny Barbecue, now in it's umpteenth year, is just what it says it is: Bunnies on the Barbeque.
Always on the Saturday before Easter, this is 2009's gig from the "Hacks" Forum, then 2009's gig from NW Forum,
and 2010's bash starts on Post #94, here

Hood River Upper Valley Rally 2011 Pages 53-64 but the pics finally start here on Page 62

Sound Rider's Rally in the Gorge is a big event, with hundreds of bikes.
Worth going to this just to see lots of cool bikes stacked up in the barn.
100s of Bikes of ALL types fit in at this huge NW gig.



I'd like this thread to become a catch-all for all the Riders and their Rides around this beautiful place I call home.

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Old 02-09-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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It's a beautiful area---



I haven't lived in White Salmon since 1954 but still consider the Gorge my home. Lot's of beauty and great riding.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'm starting this off with THIS RIDE

The date in the title of that thread no longer works,
so it's Ride Report will end up here.

I started looking at the maps East of Madras where the snow is gone, and the sun is due to shine tomorrow,
and I saw Jumpoff Joe, Ashwood, Horse Heaven, Kitts, and Twickenham.
So that's what I have in mind; riding straight to Madras on Hwy 26, then finding what there is to find from there.
I see some secondary, maybe gravel - maybe paved, roads that look like they follow the John Day River.
I want to find them"

Ladukabob pulled through with a post where he linked this site!
So there is this week's ride.
As always, all are welcome to ride with.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #4
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I haven't lived in White Salmon since 1954 but still consider the Gorge my home. Lot's of beauty and great riding.
That place looks awfully familiar
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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I haven't lived in White Salmon since 1954 but still consider the Gorge my home. Lot's of beauty and great riding.
Now, that's what I'm talking about !!
(that photo looks so good, Tom, it looks like it was plagiarized form a Lost Lake Postcard)
More, please......from everyone/anyone......
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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Cool stuff, AJ - I look forward to following your adventures!
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:20 PM   #7
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I'm starting this off with THIS RIDE

The date in the title of that thread no longer works,
so it's Ride Report will end up here.

I started looking at the maps East of Madras where the snow is gone, and the sun is due to shine tomorrow,
and I saw Jumpoff Joe, Ashwood, Horse Heaven, Kitts, and Twickenham.
So that's what I have in mind; riding straight to Madras on Hwy 26, then finding what there is to find from there.
I see some secondary, maybe gravel - maybe paved, roads that look like they follow the John Day River.
I want to find them"

Ladukabob pulled through with a post where he linked this site!
So there is this week's ride.
As always, all are welcome to ride with.
I've heard of a dirt road between Twickenham and Madras I'd like to find.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:06 PM   #8
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Heard there was...

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I haven't lived in White Salmon since 1954 but still consider the Gorge my home. Lot's of beauty and great riding.
a mine near Washougal do you know anything about it????
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It's a little cold at Government Camp this morning
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It's a little cold at Government Camp this morning
Does that mean you didn't get out to ride?

I hope you don't mind my posting about Washougal mines I have heard about
them but can't seem to find any info. One is called Mabee mine, and I think it was a copper mine. I have heard it is not located close to Mabee mine road!

The twickerham area is an awesome area to ride. We rode alot of that area last spring. We had no particular route just rode what seemed interesting sort of like free stylin except two wheels were on the ground most of the time! Hoping you are out riding!
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Old mines

Kate.

An old mine to see as a destination rde would be copper city.

Which is near bumping lake off the hwy. 410

there is not much left of the old town. But, again, it is a great area to explore.

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a mine near Washougal do you know anything about it????
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I'll PM you, don't want to hijack AJ's thread!
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I've heard of a dirt road between Twickenham and Madras I'd like to find.
Oh YES. You really do want to find that road
I mean really kick ass, real adventure stuff .
70mph dirt roads for miles, and then 1st gear muddy rut manuevers for miles, and lots of in-between, for miles, and miles.
And NO PEOPLE for miles.

And definitely use Ladukabob's link (you quoted above) to the Horse Heaven Mines and Ghost towns, it will add some fun.

DO NOT go ride it when it is wet, or has been wet recently.
I picked a reasonably dry day, and it was big time rut city in many places from the ranch trucks going through all winter to feed their cattle.
There is no gravel there, and while mud can be fun, it will get a bit tiring after 70 miles of it.

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Does that mean you didn't get out to ride?

I hope you don't mind my posting about Washougal mines I have heard about
them but can't seem to find any info. One is called Mabee mine, and I think it was a copper mine. I have heard it is not located close to Mabee mine road!

The twickerham area is an awesome area to ride. We rode alot of that area last spring. We had no particular route just rode what seemed interesting sort of like free stylin except two wheels were on the ground most of the time! Hoping you are out riding!
Oh yes, I rode. And rode and rode.
It was just a bit colder for the start than last Thursday was, so I hung out in Government camp for an extra 1/2 hour,
and had an extra cup of coffee while the road thawed a bit.
The long road to Twickenham was really fun, and I WILL post a proper report.
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