Making of the "Oklahoma Adventure Trail"

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by OKlr, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. cropear

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  2. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    I just have to ask ....Why the detour thru Arkansas? I live in Cherokee County and think its some of the most scenic area in Oklahoma. Check the route for The Last Ride of the Year.

    I'm just sayin':wink:
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  3. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    I told Cropear I'd provide the narration, so here goes. As he said, all the red lines on this map, except one, were gated.
    The ungated red line was the northernmost route which OKlr has since rerouted to the Clayton Trail. Since we didn't know that at the time, we took the highway up and around to Muse.

    We did not scout out the alternate path.
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  4. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    The red line here, south of Heavener, we intentionally skipped and was not scouted. We were coming in from the trail in the Talimena Drive area, we didn't know the area and it was getting dark, so we headed straight into Heavener.
    The next morning, due to time concerns, we decided to skip that loop and head NW out of Heavener.
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  5. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    This is another case of not having the current route. The track we followed, along the IIlinois, has been routed to the south. I don't know what that route's like, but the one we took along the Illinois was very nice.
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  6. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    If you can send me a link to the route i will check it out. If you have any ideas for the route please post up and we will get it figured out.
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  8. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    I edited the track and fixed the areas you mentioned. I am not totally sure what to do with se Oklahoma since the part i had mapped has not been ridden, so i left it on there:

    Green is the route that has been ridden, its mostly 2 lane highways. Red is projected route, teal is shorter version.
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  9. Shawnee Bill

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    Looks good and that SE Oklahoma is some fun riding but is always going to be a bit of a problem. The last couple of years it seems there are always new gates being put up down there. At the Clayton ride in October the report was that there were gates on the K-trail where there had never been gates before.

    I'm itching to ride but it's going to be after the first of the year before I can get time to ride that far. :cry


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  10. cropear

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    North to Tulsa
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  11. cropear

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    Around Perry
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  12. cropear

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  13. cropear

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  14. kiltedcrawford

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    The red line in the SE part of the map was covered last time.

    We also rerouted at the red line crossing I-44. We wanted to come into Adair from the South to scout for lodging and got off the trail to do so. Finding nothing there, we headed on up the highway through Big Cabin and finally ended up in Vinita. The next morning Cropear headed home via Route 66 and I picked up the trail again at 66. These tracks were not scouted but I have no reason to believe there would have been any problems following it. We had different needs at the time, though.

    The last red line at the top has been rerouted in the latest version, I think. There was an open gate with no trespassing signs on the fence. I went in anyway and, after passing by one house, ended up at another. I called it good here, backtracked and found a road headed back East towards Dewey. From there I followed the highway and picked up the trail again west of Bartlesville on Hwy 60.
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  15. kiltedcrawford

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    The two little red blips around Stillwater were closed roads that I had to do minor reroutes around. I think the southern one was at the south end of an offroad atv/motorcycle track.

    The next divergence to the north, around Lake McMurtry into Perry, I believe is another result of having an old version of the route, as well as the difference in lines west of Perry.

    The next difference was me needing gas at Kremlin, so I routed what I thought was straight in (it wasn't), and the next line to the west was due to road construction. I don't think it'd make a difference what roads you took through here.
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  16. kiltedcrawford

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    South of Great Salt Plains Park, the sandy road I was following changed at an intersection to a sandier unmaintained farm road. No gate, but it didn't look like it would end well so I decided to route back to the south, go west on the highway, then head north and pick up the trail again.

    The next lines west were the result of me riding on the highway in the cold for a long time and not paying attention to my route. I knew the route went west of the highway at some point, but didn't realize it did at Alabaster SP. I finally noticed it halfway down to Moorland and decided to just keep going. I was trying to make it to Elk City and the days are short.
    So, it was not scouted but looking at it on the map I'm positive it's legit.
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  17. Shawnee Bill

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    I have to ask, maybe I missed it, did you go clockwise or counterclockwise?



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  18. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    Ahh, SW Oklahoma. Home again.

    At the NW part of the map, the trail crosses the North Fork of the Red. I rode to the crossing, got off the bike, checked it out, took a couple of pics, got back on the bike and rerouted to the blacktop and across the bridge, picking up the trail to the south after the bridge. The road to the crossing was a little sandy, and the road east of the crossing appeared OK, but that crossing......
    I will post pics of it in my report.

    To the east, the next difference in lines was due to the road on the mapped route having a Dead End sign. Rerouted to the south, then back east.

    The final divergence was the second irrigation ditch west of Roosevelt. A little north the trail follows the ditch, and it was a somewhat maintained good track. The second was was very grown up with no obvious trail. I ditched it and headed straight east on the county road where I picked up the route again.
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  19. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    Counterclockwise, but I don't think I mentioned it.

    I'm working offline on my report while everything's still fresh. Hope to post it up soon.
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  20. Shawnee Bill

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    Thanks, I thought counterclockwise.

    Writting the RR offline is wise, on occasion ADVrider will 'eat' a long post halfway through writing it and it's gone. Do it offline, copy and paste and it's easy to recover from that.

    Can't wait. Thanks in advance for such a great report :freaky :lol3


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