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Old 12-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #511
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #512
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What is the name or number of this road? It actually goes somewhere.

Ahtanum Road?
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:52 PM   #513
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I'll try to entertain you all with a Mt Adams story.

Back in the olden days, 1967, I was in the USFS. I had put in a year as a fireman and had more choice the second year. I chose to be a fireguard at Midway Station, on the north side of Mt Adams.

Midway was a two room cabin. Gravity water from a stream. Propane range. Wood stove, Outhouse. Five gallon bucket in the stream for a fridge. A large stainless pan for a bathtub. Marginal radio contact. I was pretty much on my own.

My duties were to patrol the roads on the north side south to Council Lake. The road was much rougher in those days and I crawled around in second gear in my old '49 Chev PU.

Once during high fire danger I would drive out at dawn to the reservation line and stop the traffic (indians) from going into the US forests. Does anyone else see the irony in that?

Campers were rare. The road was extremely rough climbing up to the huckleberry fields from Randle. Most campers came from White Salmon.

Good times. I really enjoyed that summer. Lots of adventures.



Back then the huckleberry field came clear west to Midway, it's all scruffy 20 ft timber now. I could pick berries within 50 ft of my cabin. I ate lots of huckleberry pancakes that summer.

Taklakh Lake was a favorite spot for me. Often got reflections of Mt Adams in the water. Good picture spot. Council Lake is like a volcano top. A few feet from the shore the water turns black and bottomless. A good swimming hole if you don't worry about monsters from the deep.

Near here is an interesting ridge row of rubble rock. Some type of volcanic thing.

The streams are so cold I once had a coke explode when I put it in a pool to cool.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #514
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This was my first thought when I saw the photo. Mt Adams but If that's right you would be on the East side somewhere on Yakima Nation land. So the name of the road would be something like "Large a** ticket $$$ Rd." and maybe more! Or BIA Rd. 292 by Indian Rock... So, that's my WAG for the night...
BIA 292 is correct, also known as Ski Hill Road. And by the way it wanders back and forth from Res to USA and is sorta OK to ride.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:35 PM   #515
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Ya, it goes back and forth and is right on the line. I have not been on it for a couple of years.

Okay, I'll dig up another photo, no rail road tracks this time!

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BIA 292 is correct, also known as Ski Hill Road. And by the way it wanders back and forth from Res to USA and is sorta OK to ride.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:14 PM   #516
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It's late, so this one is just for fun! LOOKING FOR THE NAME OF THE TOWN.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:54 AM   #517
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It's late, so this one is just for fun! LOOKING FOR THE NAME OF THE TOWN.
But I'm disqualified



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Old 12-11-2011, 07:45 AM   #518
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:19 AM   #519
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It's late, so this one is just for fun! LOOKING FOR THE NAME OF THE TOWN.
Here's a quote I overheard at the Black Dog ride in reference to a prior year, "...so Tom (the ride organizer and all around cool guy!) says to us to be cool coming into xxxxx, ride slow, wave, no hot rodding or loud pipes. So we roll into xxxxx; we ride slow, wave, no hot rodding and keep the noise down and we get stopped and they have a stereo cranked to the max, everyone's drinking beer and guys are doing burnouts on their (racing) lawnmowers!"......

Not sure who's quote it was......maybe AJ?

Anyway, it's a cool little town with real friendly folks. Thanks for bringing back the memory Craig!

P.S. I just found my bike in your pic.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:46 AM   #520
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Okay 650x, where are we going in Idaho next? Crash and I are still trying to figure out when we are coming over to ride in your corner of Oregon.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:54 PM   #521
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Okay 650x, where are we going in Idaho next? Crash and I are still trying to figure out when we are coming over to ride in your corner of Oregon.
So I have to assume Wamic was correct?? In any case, going to be busy for a few hours right now. will look for a picture this afternoon.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #522
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Name this road or more specifically, name what is unique about this road. This road is very special in a specific way. As far as I know, it is the only road in the region with this unique feature. There may be a very few others, but I don't know about them. Bonus points if you know the actual name of the road, but the actual name is unimportant. This one should be easy. Magoos can't answer this one.

These two pictures were taken today






Some pictures with the Magoos which show the road a little better






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Old 12-11-2011, 04:45 PM   #523
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I'm thinking that's Fisher Road, which has tunnels under the freeway.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:16 PM   #524
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Close enough

Yes, it is Fisher road and the unique thing is that the sections shown in the pictures are actually located between the freeway lanes in I-84 on Cabbage Hill. The east bound lanes are built on top of the "semi-old" highway and the west bound lanes go down a different canyon and Fisher road goes up the ridge between the two. Don't know of any other roads in the NW that run along for that distance between the lanes of a freeway as there are not that many places where the freeway lanes get far enough apart for there to be a road in between. Do know that on I-90 on Snoqualmie pass there is a section where the lanes get far apart similar to how they do on Cabbage Hill. Don't know if there is a road in the area between the lanes or not, but there could be. In any case there are not that many road that run between the lanes of a freeway.

Here are some pictures that show it a little better.

Going under the east bound lane near the bottom of Cabbage Hill



Freeway in the distance,




Going under the west bound lane near the top of Cabbage Hill



Looking down at the east bound lane from the same spot as the above picture was taken from.



Good job Dave. Told you it was easy.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:27 PM   #525
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Crash and I are still trying to figure out when we are coming over to ride in your corner of Oregon.
Would love to show you two around!
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