Lake Chelan area

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by One Fat Roach, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I'm moving there this weekend for summer and was wondering if there were any riders in the area that would wanna show me around on some trails and what not. Or could point me in the direction for finding trail info etc.
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  2. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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  3. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Might help to know what bike(s) you have... Hangar14 is in your area. I'm down in Cashmere.


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    Take a ride over to Waterville,tiny little town,a buddy owns it.
    He has a Bultaco Astro in the lobby still,I think.

    Hes another bike nut but doesnt have much time to ride.
    The Waterville Hotel is quite the place,110 years old and hes restored much of it.
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  5. One Fat Roach

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    its in my signature. New to riding, especially off road. I'll keep that in mind.

    Thanks Jackazz, great info was actually planning to stop by the office to get a map of forest service roads as I don't have a printer.
    Also, being new to the area I was hoping to find someone to ride with in case something was to happen.
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  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Ah- didn't see it. You might also look at venturing east, out into the basin. Miles and miles of gravel roads, and spring/early summer is some of the best riding time. Got any camping gear? You can also ride from Chelan to Canada on the WABDR. Most of it is FS roads and doable on your XL.
    Get the Washington Atlas and Gazetteer, big map book. Don't get the Benchmark.


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  7. hayshaker

    hayshaker Been here awhile

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    Once you get moved and settled in toss it back out there. By then the snow should be gone and lots of riders will be out and about. The WA Backcountry Discovery Route goes right through Chelan so tag along. You will be in one of the best locations in the state for all types of riding!

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  8. One Fat Roach

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    No camping gear...yet. This is only my 3rd year riding but it's something I wanna start gathering up. I'll be working a lot but wanna try to take 1-2 day rides once I get familiar with the area.
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  9. 1911fan

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    "Get familiar with the area" by riding it! Miles n miles of two-wheeled exploration all around you. There are a few camping gear threads, scroll through them and get ideas. Look for stuff that packs small so it doesn't overload you. Cruise the Flea Market for good deals.

    I'm sortof planning a sagebrush ride this Saturday; Mrs1911fan and I are headed to Quincy to look at (and probably buy) a new John Deere riding mower. Might hook up the trailer and a couple play bikes.


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  10. tony the tiger

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    Swing by lake Chelan state park 17 may and check out the sidecars... Gonna be a small rally that weekend. D'Lynn (rally host) lives in town.
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    Got all moved in yesterday. Was able to go for a short ride before the sun went under the mountain. That's one thing I'll have to get used to is the the mountains and terrain block the sun during certain hours and blinds you too. Used to the sun going down right over the bay back home.

    Also went on a small tide today and found this trail that took me up the top of this hill, great lookout over the downtown Chelan area. Tomorrow I wanna find the forest ranger station to get maps. My bike isn't suited/capable of long distance rides it's only done an hour or two in one day. Gets me nervous cause I'm not too mechanically sound.
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    So I found the ranger station and bought a map... Only thing is it opens to something like 4' by 5' ... A little large. At least it gives me something to study
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  13. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Sounds like Chelan Butte. Look for 25-Mile Creek and Junior Point for outstanding views of the lake and the Cascades.


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  14. One Fat Roach

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    it wasn't that far up. It was on the west side though.
    The guy at the motorcycle shop back home mentioned 25 mile creek as well. I'm studying the map tonight, looking where I've been the last 2 days and scoping out new destinations. Only downside is this map doesn't show road names. And its humongous
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    Stop by my Hangar. Lots of riding and more local riders every year.

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    Any days better than others??
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    Though not as easy to fit in your pack, it's got a lot of detail.


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  18. One Fat Roach

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    I usually don't carry anything with me. Most of my rides consist of 10 miles +/- although today I rode just over 30. The most I've pushed the bike is 60 miles and the muffler started smoking. Kinda bluish color and it had to cool down to start back up.
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  19. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    That's not good! Needs to be figured out and fixed, asap, before it fries and strands you somewhere. Go see Hangar14, he's just a few miles from you.


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  20. One Fat Roach

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    Yea I wanna swing by this weekend maybe. Its more just the exhaust and the smoke that has my attention. Since the gaskets got changed it hasn't had trouble starting when I've ran it for a bit.
    Is it raining over there in cashmere today like over here?
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