NorthWest Passage Adventure Route - A NEW EVENT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by davidpetersen, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. k9companion

    k9companion Adventurer

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    I just watched the first half of the video and this ride looks amazing. :clap

    Will BestRest Products be hosting another ride this year? I recently moved here from the east coast and I need some folks to ride with.
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  2. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Extremely doubtful if the IDBDR will be open before July.
    Later part of June 2012 Fishhook Creek Road (part of the IDBDR route).
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    Lolo Motorway June 24, 2014
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  3. davidpetersen

    davidpetersen BestRest Adventurer

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    Yes BestRest will be hosting another ride. Stay tuned for dates and details.
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  4. strykerpro

    strykerpro Git R Dun

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    Good to know. Probably postpone till July? Thanks

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  5. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    If you have to make long range plans, definitely best to wait until July. The worrisome stretches take awhile to get cleared out (downed trees) AFTER the snow leaves.

    Anytime before a run, best to call the USFS regional offices for specifics such as the Elk City office to check on the Magruder almost . This goes for both the Magruder and the Motorway. They often have closures based on fires, trees, mud slides almost anytime. Guess that's what makes it an adventure.

    Locals usually post on early efforts to penetrate areas like the Motorway and Magruder on the "Palouse Riders" thread and "Missoula Maladgusted" and Spokane Area Riders" threads.
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  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    I dunno about the TT rally, I went to wander around last year and they wanted $25 each for Mrs1911fan and I to come in and look/buy stuff. Plus I live close and have driven/ridden a lot of the roads.
    But I sure like the idea of pairing up with you on the trail, especially with all the fixins. We might could drag a few others along?
    Like I said, my "plans" are pretty floaty right now, especially with Big Changes at work. Then again, if I'm unemployed I'll have lots of time to ride!!


    1911fan
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  7. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    We have a lot of time to plan for this. I'll look at my July calendar and you should do the same. See if we have some free time that coincides.

    I don't mind a couple other DSers. Just don't want a swarm of folks. I'm a bit of a loner and like solitude more than big parties around the campfire type of thing. Oh, if we have adequate water supplies I also have a mini-shower unit for folks to wash the dust off with after a hard day in the saddle.

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  8. ADVfly

    ADVfly n00b

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    NWP update June 25/2017

    Section 02 blocked by snow on first climb near Smithbrook. Rejoined track at Lake Wenatchee with no further problems in this section.
    Section 02A clear
    Section 03 Heard Benson ck section was closed so planned to rejoin at Hwy 20. Tried going through Twisp but Hwy 20 was closed so detoured down 153, 97 and then Westbound on 20 from Okanagon. Was able to join Loup Loup Canyon rd. right where Hwy 20 was closed (lucky). The section from Hwy 20 to Conconully has suffered from heavy runoff and has several washouts. All are passable although we had to walk our bikes through on a few occasions. Looks like it could be ugly if it rains.
    Section 04 We only rode as far as Nighthawk border crossing and it was clear.
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  9. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Are GPS tracks and or paper maps still around for this ride/route? Please and thank you
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  10. ADVfly

    ADVfly n00b

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  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  12. Midlife_Madness

    Midlife_Madness Not too old, not too late

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    Myself and two friends are going to do the WABDR in a couple weeks. At the end, we're going to veer east and take up the NWP route. Has anybody ridden the route lately from Nighthawk to Boundary Dam? I'm looking for route conditions if anyone has them. Thanks a bunch in advance!
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  13. davidpetersen

    davidpetersen BestRest Adventurer

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    Last report was that the trail was in good condition. The campground at Boundary Dam is closed for upgrades. You can camp on the power line. Just as you turn to go down to the dam there's a dirt road leading east, up near the base of a power tower. Camp there. Or you can go in to Metalline or Metalline Falls. The closest Forest Service campground is near Sullivan Lake, about 15 miles east of Metalline (it's on the track that leads to Idaho)
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  14. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    After finishing the TAT around Labor Day and some R&R in Seattle, @eh009usa and I hope to make the NW Passage from Seattle to Rexford
    and continue onto the CDR north to south to Colorado in mid- September.
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  15. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    Me and 2 friends are planning the NWP ADV Route in early September 2018. We did the WABDR south to north last year, and are looking forward to this adventure.

    From what I can tell, the GPS tracks appear to have a north route and a south route (horizontally speaking; I know the tracks run east <-> west). The north route appears to be the primary route, with the south being the return route. The return route is mostly backroads. Is this correct?

    We are planning to go all the way to Montana with 8 days for the entire trip. Camping the entire time, we'll have the ability to cook in camp, or possibly eat at local restaurants.

    Am I missing anything so far?
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    One of my buddies on the WABDR ride (July 2017) just outside of Ellensburg.
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  16. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    Dave, question for you: the NWP route seems a bit more remote than the WABDR. You've probably done both. What gear would you bring on the NWP route that is not necessary for the WABDR? I know, it's probably a little more complicated than that...
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  17. davidpetersen

    davidpetersen BestRest Adventurer

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    Yes I've done both. Each has it's own level of "remoteness" depending on sections of the trail. I think the WABDR has some harder sections, whereas the NWP is what I would consider fairly easy. Yes there are a few bits that require your attention, but nothing that an intermediate rider can't handle. Between Wenatchee and the Canadian border both routes follow many of the same roads. Going east from there it's all different.

    As for gear, I'd bring the same gear on both rides. You'll be facing the same challenges and having the same level of fun.

    FYI we'll be running the NWP this September, starting on the 10th. Going all the way to Montana. We're taking sign-ups now.
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