Cascade Discovery Route

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I will look a bit at RidewithGPS, but likely no "member" sites will do quite what I want, unless I can link the interactive map to here for us to just see it and utilize it (read-only) without passwords and such.
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  2. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    AJ,

    I use Base Camp with the 100k topo map and have become ok at it. I'm the default "navigation guy" when I travel with buddies, if that helps some :eek1

    Do you want to end up with a track file or files that are a line on a map on a GPS screen? or a route with a series of waypoints and something a little more complex?

    I can help with cleaning up the gps files and creating one long track or various tracks. I haven't tried creating a route with waypoints but I'm sure I can figure it out.

    Base camp can create files with several file extensions .gpx .gbd and a few others that are friendly with most GPS receivers.

    Let me know if you'd like the help. I'd be pleased to participate in this! :clap
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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Does it contain the 370 road from Three Creeks? Ridden that several times.... But not the section down to the Cascade Lakes Hwy yet, it's always been gated midway when I've been there.

    And yes, I wish to end at this time at Big Lake, where riders can pick up Route 3&4 of OBCDR. I'd like to work on a Hood River to Bethel Ridge, WA connector next. Maybe after that a more forested version of Route 3, more Western in the Santiam Forest and other deep forested sections of the Cascades would be more appropriate for this CDR.
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  4. Apple Jam

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    See the red ^^^
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  5. Mr Dual Sport

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    Yes, after it crosses FS 16. Follows parts of the old wagon trail.
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  6. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    Just pm'd you.
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  7. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    AppleJam, after I first learned of this a few years ago I kept looking for a track or a ride that I could attend to do this and realized it was all in your head. So excited to see you putting it out there for folks! Also looking forward to that WA route up your sleeve.

    Now to learn how to use that stupid GPS thing...
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  8. circusinthesky

    circusinthesky SemperFidelisTyrannosaur

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    If we can get waypoints on these beasts (downed trees), it might be easier for a couple people to ride out to them (via the most direct route) with a chainsaw or two, and make quick work of them. (Versus trying to ride the route, and bringing a saw along.)

    As for a hosting site, I like http://www.gobreadcrumbs.com/ Although, I don't know if its ideal for this purpose. Its up and down. Its free, though you need an account, I believe. You can make tracks public. People could upload their updates, and one could search on an area, and pick and choose. Here's a search on the Hood area.

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  9. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roaming Rambler

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Neither of us use a GPS. Nor would I want to carry a saw big enough to get through those on my bike. There's probably a dozen of them in a 1 mile section....

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    It takes a lot for either of us to give up! :lol3



    Edit: That is a good idea though for others that DO carry a GPS and for areas that are able to be cleared by saws on bikes.



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  10. circusinthesky

    circusinthesky SemperFidelisTyrannosaur

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    Yeah, its hard to say, but if those log jams are within a few miles of a NF road, they might not be too hard to get to with a chainsaw. A lot of trails are within a few miles of a main NF road which means it wouldn't take too long to get within a few miles by car.

    If we can map out the log jams pretty well, a work party might be in order.

    (It could also be that I'm talkin' outta my ass.)

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  11. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Been here awhile

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    Great news. I've been working on this myself and have some tracks that might help from Highway 26 ---> Highway 22.

    Who's the designated track organizer going to be?
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  12. 81forest

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    :lurk
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  13. circusinthesky

    circusinthesky SemperFidelisTyrannosaur

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    I can try uploading some tracks to gobreadcrumbs, making them public, and seeing how well they can be shared and worked on. (With AJ's approval. I don;'t know what he has in mind.) Feel free to PM me your email addr. (I'm leaving for the next couple hours.)
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  14. SuperD!

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    One question: in the original post, why did you only share pics of the easy sections? :lol3
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  15. Apple Jam

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    Looks like we found someone :wink:
    I do use the "G word" with utmost respect :norton

    Yes, digging up, and sampling a good interactive map system is exactly what I had in mind. Whatever they use on the WABDR thread here in NW ADV might be a good place to start, but seems a bit cumbersome. Maybe Breadcrumbs and Ride with GPS is a good place. Maybe Google Maps has something,....Set me up!
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  16. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    We want them to come ride it, don't we?



    On that note: This ride requires a good long hand saw or two to avoid long backtracking (and missing the GOOD stuff!!) in the many unused old road sections. And younger and stronger riders with me like SuperD! and pigpen to help use the saw and move trees :nod

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    Maybe I should show the mudhole at Frying Pan Lake, too:

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  17. tunus

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    If more help is needed, I'm willing to contribute with GPS track clean up, "computer stuff" (simple website updates, posting tracks, ect), have a small chainsaw that works well with my bike and willing to join a work party.
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  18. ttime4four

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    If the whole idea is to share the GPX files and other documents that will help ADV riders navigate the route - then perhaps just post them up on a free Dropbox account - easy enough to share and provide some flexibility around access rights (read-only vs write). The location can be linked from a variety of points of origin (ADV forum, Facebook, etc).
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  19. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I like simple :1drink
    Show me an example of how simple works, willya?
    You know, so it's not so fuckin complicated?.
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  20. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    You can upload a gpx file in the Layin down tracks section, as easy as uploading a picture.
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