PDX Off-Pavement Ride

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by matloik, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  2. Nubetoob87

    Nubetoob87 Adventurer

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    Hello again, is anyone riding any ohv spots tomorrow (tuesday)?
    Hoping to get 4-5 hours of riding time in.. I ride at a moderate pace.
    Nestucca, Tillamook, Hood River, Jones Creek.
  3. brokeassloser

    brokeassloser I'll do it!!!

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    Sooo........Anybody riding Friday? I'm thinking an early morning start in the Gifford somewhere but I'm pretty open.

    Here's a picture from last week on Abbott road for no good reason other than I like pictures.
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  4. tunus

    tunus Been here awhile

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    I got a new to me bike and itching to ride it, so heading to Brown's Camp tomorrow. I'll be staging at Roger's around 9:30am if anyone wants to join. I ride mostly green and blue trails and will be taking it easy while I'm getting used to the new bike.
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  5. Nubetoob87

    Nubetoob87 Adventurer

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    Anyone down for a moderate paced ride at nestucca tomorrow morning-ish?
  6. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    I am. Time/Place? Earlier is better for me. PM'd you my contact info.
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  7. Ratdragon

    Ratdragon Adventurer

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    What bikes are you taking up there? Would it be worth a total dirt noob on a KLR 650 to come out? Thanks!
  8. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    We're on lighter bikes. I think we're riding trails as opposed to just gravel roads. I have no idea how hard they are, but if you want to give it a shot I'll wait and laugh and help you pick the bike up. Standard de-noobing :) .


    We're meeting at 9am at whipup ohv area. It's on Google maps, 11 mi north of Willamina.
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  9. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Been here awhile

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    WTH!! You're going to be so bored riding actual trails cleared of brush and downed trees.
  10. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    The Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests and other ODF protected lands) will be entering into Regulated Use Closure effective at 0100 hours (01:00 am) on Saturday, July 22, 2017.


    These regulations affect the public while on forestland in the district and specify that:


    · Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in closed vehicles on improved roads.


    · Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Use of wood burning devices, used in conjunction with temporary dwellings, including tents and trailers, is prohibited. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.


    · Non-industrial use of chain saws is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., in areas subject to Industrial Fire Precaution Levels I and II. Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours if the following fire fighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one shovel and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher or suppressant. Chain saws must be equipped with a spark arresting screen (.023”). A fire watch is required for one hour following the use of a saw.

    · Non-industrial use of chain saws is prohibited in areas subject to Industrial Fire Precaution Levels III and IV.

    · Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and designated trails.

      1. Exception: Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) are permitted in the following areas under Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 1 and 2 and prohibited under IFPL 3 and 4:
    i. State Forest Land: Jordan Creek Basin, Rogers Basin, Trask Basin, Daimond Hill OHV Area, and Nicolai Mountain OHV Area.

    ii. BLM: Nestucca Motorcycle Trail Area within the Northwest and West Oregon Forest Protection Districts. Note: A small portion of the Nestucca Trail Area is located within WO-1. For this purpose only, this area will follow NW-3 Fire Regulations.

    iii. OHV Designated Areas Map (Tillamook Forest)


    iv. OHV Designated Areas Map (Clatsop Forest)


    · Possession of the following fire fighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher.

      1. Exception: Off Highay Vehicles (OHV) are permitted to travel without tool, water, or extinguisher requirements when operating on designated trails within the designated areas.

    · Use of fireworks is prohibited.


    · Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.



    The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.


    These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional proclamation of the State Forester or an authorized representative.


    Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester's Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.



    Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005.




    Kate Skinner Dan Goody Mike Cafferata

    District Forester District Forester District Forester

    Tillamook District Astoria District Forest Grove District


    Oregon Department of Forestry

    July 18, 2017


    The Chainsaw restrictions, OHV restrictions and OHV maps are now incorporated into the Regulated Use Closure Proclamation. The Tillamook State Forest OHV Designated Area Map says 2016, but the area has not changed and is still valid for 2017.


    Fire Season was declared at 0100 hours (01:00 am) Monday, July 10, 2017. Industrial Fire Precaution Level Zones NW-1, NW-2 & NW-3 are at Level 1. This includes all lands protected by the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection Districtand all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.


    Level I: Closed Season

    Fire season requirements are in effect. In addition to other fire prevention measures, a Fire Watch is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.


    Fire watch waiver is in effect:

    IFPL 1 = 1 hour

    IFPL 2 = 2 hours

    IFPL 3 = 3 hours

    IFPL 4 = Shutdown
  11. Ratdragon

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    I guess I wasn't ready for a de-noobing just yet. How was the ride?
  12. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    There's almost always a way to make a trail interesting.

    IMG_20170718_141427.jpg
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  13. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    It was pretty good. The trails were pretty much all quad width. Some easy, some super rooty, and a few steep hills.

    The area is totally doable by a beginner IF you have a good guide, or are willing to turn around a lot. Browns camp would still be better though, as the map shows which trails are easier.
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  14. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Been here awhile

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    Did the scale seem different than other places? I felt like some of the extreme at Nestucca trails would be listed as easy in some other OHV parks.

    They've done a great job cleaning the place up and you can download a PDF map here to use with your smart phone.

    http://www.arrmc.net/upper-nestucca-ohv-map/
  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    That same group has a Poker Run up at Nestucca OHV Aug 13th. I stumbled upon their route last year and rode most of it, and have been trying to find the tracks for it since then as it was a great route (Anybody have them?). Lots of flowing trails, with little road travel. I'll definitely be planning on doing the official event this year as I'd like to have a good known practice loop up there.




    EDIT: Double booked for a family reunion instead...damnit.
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  16. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    I just sent in my entry fee.
  17. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Do you know if this is the staging area they are meeting at (East Line Quarry)? The directions are a little confusing and toying with heading up the night before and don't want to miss signs.
  18. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    Yes I know where it is, It's right on top of the hill turn right and go into the quarry. I will most likely go Saturday. Never been there on a bike.
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  19. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    Normally the scale is relative to other trails in the same system. I couldn't see rhyme or reason to the ratings on the signs. Must be a quad thing.
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  20. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Been here awhile

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    I'm trying to get some tracks to run out there. Used the phone ap, but it was a drag pulling it up every 5 minutes. I think there's potential for a nice big loop out there. The BLM guy helping to get it dialed in is a rider as well:)