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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM   #1
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OBCDR GPS Tracks???

Got some free time coming up and want to do some of the Oregon Back Country Discovery Routes...Specifically linking 2,3,4,5 around Central Oregon. Anybody got the tracks that they can share with me?
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 PM   #2
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Keep searching on here and you will find some, but here's some advice. I recently tried following some of those for Route 4 and Route 5 and had all kinds of issues. Some of them are based on the early route that ended up on close to motorized vehicle trails, some mountain bike trails and some just not cleared any longer (Chainsaw needed). I didn't plan it out very well and was just meandering and jumping on and off Route 4 at my whim (and small portion of Route 5). If I were to do it again I'd definitely purchase the official UPDATED maps and gps routes. Especially if you want to spend more time riding and less time, digging out your road atlases and trying to find work arounds, and backtracking - unless you like that type of thing. My vacation days are worth more than that.

http://www.oohva.org/index.html

That being said it was a lot of fun, and parts of it took me to places I wouldn't normally ride. But there was enough sand that a partner would have been better if you know what I mean. Also Route 4 seems like a good 3-4 day ride, and route 5, probably 5-7 IMHO. More than that and you are doing long days and missing sights.
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I rode route 3, then 4 to 5, and up. Had a great time. I'll check if I can find my tracks, but it was 2013 so not sure I have them. I think I got them off of ADV anyway, under the GPS section.
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For the unptinth time, I have them all posted on GpsXchange.com
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Old Yesterday, 10:18 PM   #5
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I can share my route 5 track. It is the "as ridden" file which I cleaned up a bit after the ride. Starts in Lakeview and ends in Walla Walla with a few detours, to Fort Rock, for example.

PM me your email if you are interested.
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Old Today, 09:18 AM   #6
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I can share my route 5 track. It is the "as ridden" file which I cleaned up a bit after the ride.
Rt 5 in my file is also active log and has 30,000 Track points but gathered it from others. Would like to compare with yours (PM sent). Did you use their maps to ride it?
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Old Today, 11:32 AM   #7
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Here's the info

Ok, long post but here goes...

I received multiple pm’s asking for the Route 5 gpx file but also asking for additional information. I’m posting up here instead of emailing individually in hopes that I am answering all of your questions in one post and help other inmates in the process.

I am attaching the “as ridden” gpx file for Route 5. We rode this in September of 2013 South to North. We started with a friend’s gpx file (which I cleaned up a bit) and had the OOHVA paper maps for Route 5.

1. We inadvertently rode a technical option between Lakeview and Paisley. To be more precise, from somewhere along the California border to Crane Mountain lookout. We didn't realize it was an optional route until the end of that day when we were looking at the OOHVA paper maps. We were riding three F800GS's fully loaded and we had to work a lot. The file you'll get from me takes you through that technical section. I don't have a gpx file for the non-technical or “standard” option.

2. Fuel was available at the locations shown in my next post. In Paisley, we ended up going to Bleacher’s for gas because the Chewaucan Garage hadn’t opened yet (it was too early in the day). I suggest that you call these locations and verify their hours and so on.

3. Just west of Paisley, we ran into a lot of fallen trees that led us to turn around and get on bigger roads that led us to the Summer Lake view points and eventually to Hwy 31 just southeast of Silver Lake. From here, the section that led us to Christmas Valley was a bit rocky but I encourage everyone to give it a go instead of bypassing it, it as fun.

4. From Christmas Valley, we took a detour and went to Fort Rock to check it out. If you haven't been, it's worth it! Not shown in the gpx file but it is relatively simple to navigate there.

5. After Fort Rock, we rode back to Christmas Valley instead of following the track through the desert. We decided to skip this part because we met three riders in Christmas Valley and one had a bad crash, cracked the oil sump, game over. Instead, we rode east on Christmas Valley Hwy, turned north on Hwy 395, then turned north on Gap Ranch - Wagontire Rd. This was a fun road! If I remember right, there were a few barbed wire fences in this area we had to open/close and ride through. Make sure you keep an eye out for these!!

6. Camping near Riley store was the worst night I had. The road traffic does not stop. Unless you’ve got some ear plugs or sleep well in these noisy circumstances, keep going and try to make it to Delintment Lake.

7. In Seneca, we rode to John Day to check it out and got back on the route the next day.

8. Sumpter and Granite are really cool towns. Make sure you stop, say hi to the locals, and spend some money here (and elsewhere along the entire route).

9. I manually added a track section between Ukiah and Walla Walla because my gps was not cooperating.

10. Always carry paper maps!

11. We each carried a gallon rotopax of gas and never had to use it. The F800GS has a 4-gallon tank standard.

12. We each carried a gallon rotopax of water and always used it.

This has been one of the best trips of my life. Get out there and ride!

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Old Today, 11:33 AM   #8
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Fuel locations along Route 5

Make sure you confirm these places are still in operation, have gas, and working hours before heading out.
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Good information with all the phone numbers but way points with phone numbers is nice.

Forgot I have filtered version that I have posted on Adv a few times. Again the actual unfiltered gdb file is on GpsXchange.com

The Rt 5 I have (not my riding) is different in many places, would appreciate comments. I will make a file with just both versions of Rt 5 so easier to see.
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For the unptinth time, I have them all posted on GpsXchange.com
Have you updated route 3 in the last 12 months. The version I got from your site last year was out of date.
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Have you updated route 3 in the last 12 months. The version I got from your site last year was out of date.
I try to put date in file name for trail systems like this but it would be for whole file so can't tell about any given route.

If you have current tracks I will check against what I have like doing with Tony as we type.
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