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Old 06-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #826
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Section 1 probably won't be open for another month.

Ran in to lots snow 11 miles south of Packwood. (+46 28' 27.84", -121

Went up on to Bethel Ridge. Easy Alternate Route is open!
The ridge is still snowed in. (+46 42' 49.25", -121 5' 59.60")
Thanks for the update ...I hope its open by the fourth of July though.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:08 AM   #827
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Chelan - 25 Mile Creek

Rode up there today. Hit snow just shy of 6,000 feet.

Seems like it might only need a week or so of warm weather before it's passable.

I didn't start recording until I headed down, so this map has the start point up by Stormy Mountain.

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/720612

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Old 06-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #828
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Rode up there today. Hit snow just shy of 6,000 feet.

Seems like it might only need a week or so of warm weather before it's passable.

I didn't start recording until I headed down, so this map has the start point up by Stormy Mountain.

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/720612
Coordinates??
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #829
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Coordinates??
Sorry about that. I don't have a GPS other than my phone and I haven't played around with this app or with Google Maps much. I don't think the app that I used to capture this track captures the coordinates. I didn't think to add a waypoint to Google maps on my phone. (assuming that captures coordinates?)

What I can say is that the point on the map is accurate to where I stopped from a visual standpoint. (right at that sharp bend in the road)

There were a couple smaller patches of snow that were <1' by 50'. A more skilled rider than I might have been able to navigate the downhill slope side of the road. I'm not familiar with the trail so I didn't know how much more elevation gain I was in for or how much longer the trail stayed on the north side as the trail went around the corner and out of sight. Looking at the map with the terrain overlay makes me think it wasn't too much further.

I'll try and mess around with the app tonight and see if I can extract coordinates.

Okay, that was actually pretty easy to extract from the app. Here are the coordinates...

47* 53' 29.85" N 120* 20' 13.17" W Elevation 5992 ft.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #830
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Okay, that was actually pretty easy to extract from the app. Here are the coordinates...

47* 53' 29.85" N 120* 20' 13.17" W Elevation 5992 ft.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #831
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Is that section what TT refers to as "the Jungle" Emgee ?

Just putting finishing touches on the route Mapsource.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:31 PM   #832
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Is that section what TT refers to as "the Jungle" Emgee ?

Just putting finishing touches on the route Mapsource.
Honestly, I'm not sure. As you can see by my post count, I'm kind of a noob at this stuff.

There was nothing "Jungle" about the part that I rode from 25 mile state park to Stormy/Baldy Mountain. As I look at back at a map it looks like I may have done a bypass right out of the gate. It looks like the main route follows NF-125 and NF-233 back to NF-8410/Slide Ridge Road. (The road that I was on) Perhaps that part is "The Jungle"? NF-8410/Slide Ridge Road is wide open. (at least to the point I turned back.) I have no clue what it's like from that point to Ardenvoir. Somewhere over there might be called the Jungle, but I've never ridden it. I'm sure someone familiar with the route will chime in.

Looking at the map, it looks like I could have taken NF-114 and stayed on top of the ridge instead of staying on the lower route on the north side but I believe I was following the "standard route" at that point. Don't know how much snow I may have encountered following that plan. It looks like it goes up past 6800 feet, so I anticipate there's still snow even though it looks more exposed. Hard sayin' not knowin'....

Anyway, aside from today, the next 10 days has it looking like it's going to be in the mid 70's in Chelan, so it's probably gonna melt pretty quickly.

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Yea, I think it's NF233, prolly bushwhacked open by now . Looking foward to it really.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #834
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Hey,
I am leaving tomorow for the WABDR, I am planning to do as much as I can of it - depending of the conditions of course.
So to sum up what is the current situation? Which routes are snowed in, which aren't?

Also, I cant upload the gps track on my gps. I have a Magellan Explorist 710, anyone with better luck?

Btw, anyone doing the WABDR these coming days? the more the better ^^

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #835
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Hey,
I am leaving tomorow for the WABDR, I am planning to do as much as I can of it - depending of the conditions of course.
So to sum up what is the current situation? Which routes are snowed in, which aren't?

Also, I cant upload the gps track on my gps. I have a Magellan Explorist 710, anyone with better luck?

Btw, anyone doing the WABDR these coming days? the more the better ^^

Thanks!
It's still really early to run the WABDR.

There is info on the front page map that is updated frequently.
Section 1 - Closed
Section 2 - Open (Easy Alternate route only)
Section 3 - Possible snow
Section 4 - Unknown
Section 5 - Open
Section 6 - Unknown
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #836
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Thanks Maddaddy,
I understand it might be a bit early for the WABDR, though I still need to get to Canada.
Do you know other fun routes?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #837
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It's still really early to run the WABDR.

There is info on the front page map that is updated frequently.
Section 1 - Closed
Section 2 - Open (Easy Alternate route only)
Section 3 - Possible snow
Section 4 - Unknown
Section 5 - Open
Section 6 - Unknown
Plus, Section 3 has the big detour due to the road closed because of washouts - assuming that you could even get that far.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #838
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Thanks Maddaddy,
I understand it might be a bit early for the WABDR, though I still need to get to Canada.
Do you know other fun routes?
You could take the Wind River Road to forest road 25 up through the Gifford Pinchot and then catch the WABDR at Packwood.
(scratch that FS25 is closed)
Or you could take the forest roads up the east side of the peninsula and then the ferry. Not sure where you are going in CA.

Or you could go east up towards Yakima and then north through the Yakima Nation.

Basically anything other than the I-5 is best.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #839
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Thanks Maddaddy,
I understand it might be a bit early for the WABDR, though I still need to get to Canada.
Do you know other fun routes?

+1 for the Yakima route, Goldendale to Yakima on 97 is more scenic then I-5
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #840
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Section 1.1 is good to go, but yeah 1.2 is snowed out like Arnold what you talkin' 'bout.
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