Riding Around the Hood

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. mr_ed

    mr_ed Toolbag

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    Finally made it up that way from the coast...why did I put it off this long??
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  2. Motoguy

    Motoguy Adventurer

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    Where is that picture taken from? I have to go there.
  3. Motoguy

    Motoguy Adventurer

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    Also, newbie question. What is the best route to get to Ollalie Lake from PDX, prefer as much off road as possible. Thanks.
  4. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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  5. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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    Izzat a KLX 650?? If so, I waaannnt one....:tb
  6. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'm gonna guess Bennett Pass Rd, FS3550

    There is so much more like that here.
    You haven't seen pictures of the road yet.
    Dirt-only dual track bliss, bordering the Badger Creek Wilderness.
    You DO want to ride it......

    You want FS 4610 out of the Clackamas River Road, South of Estacada.
    Also called Abbott Rd. Just as good as Bennett Pass Rd :nod It is the only road (and is legal) to go between the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and the fairly new Roaring River Wilderness. It will spit you out at High Rocks on FS58, then take FS5860 South to Timothy Lake.

    Then take the old dirt Skyline 110 Rd (off FS42) up to FS4220 that leads up to Olallie Lakes, and be sure to continue on FS4220 down the South side, bordering Mt Jefferson Wilderness. Again, dirt only dual track bliss.

    Great rides on decidedly UN-improved 100+ year old kick-ass Dual Sport roads!!
  7. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    That's Crash Clay's KLX250
  8. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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    Ahhh....:thumb

    Thanks!
  9. patrik16

    patrik16 forever noob

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    I recognize that view. I was there couple days ago, and ran into Mr Ed. I plan on attending the apple valley this year. Sounds like you have that area Pretty well dialed in there Apple.
  10. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'll put you on the Apple Valley Rally list, then. Welcome :freaky I'll have LOTS of those types of roads set up for y'all to ride. Must share. Just don't tell your cager friends :D

    I've lived here 14 years, and even pre-DS days found me on many of these roads in my pickup. When I figured out that my big "Adv Touring Bike" could take me these same places and more but 4x faster, well, I was hooked :1drink

    Six years later, it's just a heavy plated dirtbike now :nod
    Can't.
    Stop.
    Grinning.
    :norton

    There's actually some much more fun connectors between FS 58 and FS 42 on that list above, but to send somebody to find them might get them lost. The Cascade Discovery Route has them, though......
  11. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    AJ, when is the Apple Valley Rally this year?

    NM, found the thread :)
  12. Motoguy

    Motoguy Adventurer

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    Apple Jam, thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
  13. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    The same bloody weekend I'm out of town :doh
  14. patrik16

    patrik16 forever noob

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    I googled and searched as far as I can. I just can't find any gps tracks for it. I would love to explore it, but without gps tracks it will take alot longer.:1drink
  15. matloik

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    Anyone up for some riding this weekend, Fri-Mon? I will be camping with some non-moto riding friends at Toll Bridge, near Parkdale. I can moto ride Friday day or Monday morning half-day. Maybe ride out toward the fire east of there ... or wutever. PM me if after Thurs, as I prolly won't check here. Cheers, -mat
  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Remember it is Hood to Coast weekend...

    I am volunteerred to patrol the gravel section at night.... Should come out the other side looking like Pig Pen... :rofl:1drink
  17. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    The wife and I are headin' for the Hood this weekend, gonna play tourist and camp along the river somewhere (Routson Park, Tollbridge, Tucker, wherever..). Got a vineyard tour lined up for Sat afternoon. :freaky

    I'm haulin' my canoe up to Lost Lake or somewhere else semi-peaceful to float around try to catch breakfast Sunday morning:clap. On the other hand, Bette's for breakfast sounds even better!!

    Any other suggestions for paddle places from you Hoodite's? :ear
  18. Apple Jam

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    Summer weekends, Lost Lake and peaceful, are three sets of things that don't really go together. Campground is huge, and is full pretty much constantly, even during the weekdays this time of year. That said, it's still a beautiful place to paddle a canoe and go fishing.

    I would prefer Laurance Lake for less people, and it's still well stocked. It's not as big as Lost Lake, but plenty big to spend most of the day paddling around. It's a man-made irrigation lake, but that takes nothing from it's beauty. The road up is a one-lane paver, with a very short 1/4 mile section of easy gravel from a washout a few years ago. KinikKinik (sp?) Campground is on the lake, but likely full on weekends.

    Tollbridge CG is the best in my book...if you must stay in a campground....pretty decent sized but spaces are set up pretty well. Far enough from the road and right on the East Fork Hood River. Showers, even. But....we are populated with excellent dispersed campspots close in, but no campfires for those right now. Routson County CG is closed right now.

    We have LOTS of smoke right now from a fire just East of our valley, but fear not in our well irrigated valley or the forests to the West. Most of the forest roads East have been closed as of tonight due to the fire.
  19. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    I know Suicide Grade burned, can't help but wonder if your old house is still there.
  20. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    It appears it's made it through fine, thanks !
    My mom talked to the next door neighbor last night,
    she never evacuated and stayed home to "water the lawn"

    We've been discussing the fire here:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=913298