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Old 01-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #16
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Thanks for sharing ,great write up and photos. I grew up dual sporting around Conconully with my family on vacations before I knew what dual sporting was (on my XL100 which was street legal even thought I wasn't). I want to start exploring up there again really bad after seeing this!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #17
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Glad you got this part of the ride report up, great pics too.

thanks, unstable. And thanks to you for your help re posting.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:22 PM   #18
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Thanks for sharing ,great write up and photos. I grew up dual sporting around Conconully with my family on vacations before I knew what dual sporting was (on my XL100 which was street legal even thought I wasn't). I want to start exploring up there again really bad after seeing this!
thanks bronco - i dreamed of this stuff when i was a little guy putting around on the farm with my little Rupp, then yz80. Beautiful country. Here's a preview of day 4......


Mystery Rock, AKA coyote toilet


sweetgrass bute
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:12 PM   #19
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cool report !

Hi Chris, nnnnnnice pics ! Can't wait to get to the Chilcotin's in September 2013 !

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #20
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Hi Chris, nnnnnnice pics ! Can't wait to get to the Chilcotin's in September 2013 !

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thanks, me too, harry.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:38 PM   #21
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when last we checked in.....

OK, gotta finish this one up quick, cause i have another one to write now.

Day 4 - When last we checked in with our hero, he had spent a fridgid night sheltering...in a shelter, in a meadow, and reading a book about vampires while coyotes yammered and yowled at the moon.






In the morning i went for a stroll through the meadows to find the sun and warm up, and found this:



a large boulder, split perfectly down the middle and sepearted by a 1' gap, in the middle of a bog with no other bolders or even rocks around it. weird. A mystic coyote toilet, only explanation, professional assessment confirmed by this coyote turd right in the middle:



On to more adventures - headed back south along the NF39 and 37 roads and dropped back into the Chewuch valley, then up the 5140 and 5130 toward Billy Goat corrals. Lots of nice side roads up into the timber. kept exploring all day. I love this kind of riding, on my own, no specific destination other than "where does that go?" or "how can i ride to the top of that?"








and then - found Sweetgrass Bute. Niiiicccce. stayed until sunset, drinking it all in.









Thought about sleeping up there, but the last feww nights up high were chilly, so down i go, cold and hungry, and a night in the Early Winters fs campground (bad idea, right by the highway, not much traffic but still not my idea of a great camp). powerbars and warm, agitated beer for dinner. Final installment shortly.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:32 PM   #22
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Looks like Dave Yenko worked for the national forest service in Okanogan area and had a hand in the maintenance of the pacific crest trail and others in that area, other than there isn't much info on him.

Nice report! Look forward to riding it from the south to north when the snow dissapears.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:45 PM   #23
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Looks like Dave Yenko worked for the national forest service in Okanogan area and had a hand in the maintenance of the pacific crest trail and others in that area, other than there isn't much info on him.

Nice report! Look forward to riding it from the south to north when the snow dissapears.
cool - mystery solved. The shelter is a nice memorial, like i said, he must of been a good guy. Thanks, and when you ride the BDR take some time to head up sweetgrass bute and slate peak. not on the actual route, but well worth it for the great views and a nice ride.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:18 PM   #24
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Nice report

Enjoyed the pictures and report, on this wet weather day, over here in Port Angeles, WA.
If you find yourself coming across the ferry this direction, feel welcome to contact or drop in.

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Old 01-11-2014, 06:06 PM   #25
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Enjoyed the pictures and report, on this wet weather day, over here in Port Angeles, WA.
If you find yourself coming across the ferry this direction, feel welcome to contact or drop in.

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thanks Art. likewise, anytime. I'd like to do a loop of the Olympics sometime this year. Let me know if you ever want to come up and ride the Island.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:31 PM   #26
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Day 5 part 1

Day 5 dawned clear and bright, no smoke, so i rode back up to Harts Pass and Slate Peak, so great up there, and wanted to experience it in the clear.

looking back down Lost River valley towards Mazama, on the way up Harts Pass:


road up Slate from Harts Pass:



Slate Peak views:


at this particular point my XR was most likely the highest bike in Washington state










i think this is what the lawyers call an "attractive nuisance"....







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Old 01-11-2014, 10:18 PM   #27
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Day 5 part 2

explored everything i could ride up at Harts Pass, including the 700 road down into the not sure what creek valley and some old mine shacks and workings.

road back down to Harts Pass




camp at Harts Pass


oops! off the 700 road...


Meadows Camp, just south of Harts Pass


.....and back down towards Mazama



From Harts Pass i rode back down to Mazama and the highway, then headed west back over Washington Pass. My plan was to ride back out to the coast, camp at Deception Pass, then down Whidbey Island to the Port Townsend Ferry, out to Port Angeles and back to Victoria on the Coho the next day.

Buuuttt......got out to Burlington, and the crowds, mini-malls, car lots, people, lights, noise, people, noise, and crap hit me hard. The slab down Whidbey Island and out to Port Angeles started to look not so appealing. That and I started missing the little man pretty good, so a change of plans and up the I-5 I go to the Peace Arch border crossing, out to Tswawassen and the 9pm ferry, and home by 1130.

5 days, about 1400 km, had a really great time. If you ride the WABDR, i think its well worth spending a few days exploring off the route on the northern end. lots pf pretty country and quiet that time of year.

cheers all, and FYYFF's. Thanks for reading and riding along.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:52 AM   #28
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Great photos... gonna put Slate Mtn on the 'bucket list' now.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:06 PM   #29
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Wow thanks for sharing. Day 5 was my favorite. When I started riding last year it was just south of that area in Chelan. Such amazing riding and beautiful scenery out there. I can't wait to go back.

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Old 01-12-2014, 03:22 PM   #30
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Thanks 'Zone and 'Roach. The mountains make it easy, just point and shoot.
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