I90 to 410 via 7036/ Tacoma pass

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by what broke now, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. gabrielu

    gabrielu Mo' Beta!

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    Mauricio! I saw you posting and meant to hit you to set up some riding SOON (even this weekend if you can :ricky)
    I posted my tracks in JONK's thread http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/i-90-to-greenwater.1169575/page-5#post-32945346

    very similar loop to what JONK is planning, a few different options, but options are always good :):) Have a lot more tracks but for small bikes, but those I posted are all 950/1190 tested

    Btw sounds like you did the cabin creek ford, glad to hear, that is one awesome road to get over to greenwater. I just hope you were not riding solo :):)
    Let's hit some or all of this this weekend!



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  2. JONK

    JONK Been here awhile

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    I rode the Easton bridge out section (ford?) 2 weeks ago and it was no problem. Only about 10ft of shallow river to cross. Just past the river heading to Greenwater is a damn fine section.
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  3. beerbaron

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    how bad is the road that skirts the river to the tacoma pass turnoff?
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  4. JONK

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    From the BridgeOut it was fine (following what I think is NFD41) on the KLR... there was one spot I'd maybe consider single black diamond where the road had washed out and it was thin sidehill but it was maybe 20ft or so. I didn't have any problems on a fully loaded mule.

    As others have mentioned I can imagine when that river is running hard it is much harder to cross.
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  5. mauroarriagada

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    This one?
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  6. JONK

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    That looks like it. Not too bad, unless you F up.

    Pin it to win it!
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  7. mauroarriagada

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    Yeah. It's slippery so you need to take it slowly but with momentum, and through the highest part. A drop there will not be fun!


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  8. beerbaron

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    the part im talking aboot is higher up over the river. closer to the tacoma pass turnoff, i guess. its quite the distance down to the river
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  9. JONK

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    I came from NF140 Cole Butte into Easton in the dark and had no issues except described. Just miles of gravel roads

    There was logging at the top but plenty of ways around it
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  10. sunncountry

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    Great evening pics!!
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  11. beerbaron

    beerbaron autoCAD goonsquad

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    i mighta been confused with somewhere else, its been a few since ive ventured to that particular area
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  12. JONK

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    Might have to hold off on the super Loop I think there's a fire up at Naches somewhere
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    i saw a big plume of smoke behind mt washington on thurdsay comin home. pappy van baron sed the east flank of the seattle watershed was ablaze. possibly sumthin aboot sumwon not sposta be be where they aint sposta be. i havent heard nuthin of it tho. i cant find any record
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  14. mauroarriagada

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    Some footage of Naches trail we did on Saturday with @gabrielu
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    gabrielu Mo' Beta!

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    that was a fun day, the NP trail is always fun, I love riding it with the big bike, it's a workout. As usual the video does not do justice to some of the steep sections. We need to do it again when it has been raining for a while, its difficulty goes up a couple of notches.
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    Great vid, looks like that double track was built for a KLR. Can not wait. Hopefully it's not too nasty next month when I'l get to ride again
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    Tried to get up to Green Pass to catch the fire Sat, but just as I was turning up to 7036 from 52 the fire boys were coming down and putting up the closure signs. You could see some hot spots from the bottom off 7036/52 looking SouthWest They said they will probably close stampede and Tacoma also. Damn just missed it. Green Pass has the best view spot in the area. Now to get to WJ I suppose I have to go around to Quartz and down one of the jeep trails and or 949. I know WJ's is hurtin for business. Hope they get a handle on those fires soonly
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Major bummer mang . . . . . .:dirtdog

    No doubt won't reopen till heavy rains come . . . . . .:dunno
    Taste for extra soot, ash, smokey flavor in your tap H2o . . . . . . .:lol3:rofl:photog:rofl:rofl:lol2
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    The hillclimb at the start on the Greenwater side is fun when it's been raining for a while. First time I rode the Jeep trail was on my 93 KLR 650 after some rain. As we were getting started two guys rode down that first hill on KTM 640 ADV's, so I thought it was going to be easy. That was a LONG day!
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    Anybody been up over the Green Pass lately. It was closed last time I tried about tree weeks ago. I want to make one more Easton to WJ's before the snow flies
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