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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.
Ahhh - all is right with the world. No smoke in the Hood!
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dvwalker and I went for a mostly off-pavement 100+ mile loop from White Salmon to Trout Lake, into Gifford at times, and up Mt Adams to the South Climb TH/CG, around which there evidently had been a fire since I was there last summer. Good ride, D.
Next time I want to go.
I'm riding Abbott road on Sunday morning. My plan is to unload at Promatory Park around 7:30 and hopefully complete the loop before 1pm. Let me know if you're interested in joining. My ride is a 525 EXC but I'm not too fast on it yet.
I really like the White River MGMT area
Met up with Harceny by chance. Put on some forest road miles. Dust got worse going east.
Local campers to this point
Weak biker attempt to restrict 4610 washout access
View from the High Rocks
Great Day to be on two wheels
Not bad pics from the Montana 650T GPS. Only 5MP. Set up easy tether access. Downside - lens has no protection from dust. Upside- great way to recognize basecamp waypoints.
Just another roadside attraction
Looks like I missed some GREAT Riding Around the Hood while I was out riding AWAY from the Hood, and then riding the loooong way back to the Hood last week.
Awesome roads, eh?
Nice pics, guys, thanks for sharing !!
It's always nice to see some new adventurers coming around
If'n y'all wanna see some Cascade Discovery, click my Day Trippin' RR linky below
Cascade Discovery Route
Looks like the NW Hood River OHV area is open. That's Kingsley/Binns/Post Canyon.
Anyone up for some trail riding tomorrow (Sunday)?
Headed up to the Zig Zag Ranger station Sunday afternoon to get NW Forest Pass sticker for the bike. Ran up Still Creek road and then explored a bit on the south side of Trillium Lake. Best views I found were in the gravel pit, but I didn't exhaust every road. Decided to go check out Frog Lake and hit the Chevron for a drink. Ran into a couple of ADV'rs enjoying some shade and pouring oil into a TE250 that was bleeding from the head. They had been poking around Bennett pass. After chatting a bit I continued on to Frog Lake and head up to Frog Lake Butte. Enjoyed at a bunch, was bummed I didn't bring the good camera. Near the top I went left at the fork and past the cell phone tower. Left the right at the fork option for next time. Fantastic weather. Used the iPhone to capture a few...
At the top...
Nice view to the south on the way up...
And a few folks enjoying kayaking on Frog Lake...
A ride this coming Sunday is shaping up for the north side of the big river from the hood. The plan is to be ready to ride at 10 am from my place in White Salmon. It'll be a DS ride. No particular route plan at this point, but we'll probably head NW into the SE corner of GP; hit Trout Lake for lunch and gas; and prolly skirt Mt Adams too. Or something like that. PM me for directions if you'd like to join. Cheers. -mat
Thinking about a ride around the Goat Mountain area this Sunday. I've never been up there before and would welcome any comments on this route:
<SMALL><SMALL>Any interesting side roads to take off of FS 45?</SMALL></SMALL>
Hi, I'll be in Portland the last week of October. Anybody riding during the week. Around Oct 29 - Nov 1 ?
I thought I'd see if I can rent a bike from Motoquest or RideADV for a couple days and check out some pavement-free riding.
I wish I could forecast that far out but as we get closer to your date shoot a message to me or bump your post.Im sure if the weather is not complete crap a few of us would love to take ya out.
sounds like fun. I have an extra TW200, might work out something. Would be fun to get out as my wife will going to Hawaii on the 28th. could load the both of them and meet up.
Couple of us are gonna ride Hood River OHV tomorrow (Sat), probably start around 10 am. PM me if you wanna join. Cheers, -mat
Thanks chokozip, plumbstraight. It looks like Oct 29-30 or 30-31 will be my best open days, but there's some flexibility depending on weather, etc.
Talked to Motoquest and they have one KLR. Plumbstraight's TW200 sounds fun, too. That's the one with the fat rear wheel, right? A friend had one ... sweet.
So, for two days, what would be some nice routes if leaving from Portland? I like 2-track forest roads. Singletrack is a bit more than I usually want to handle, and graded gravel roads are not so interesting ... unless the scenery is good
I'm on the trail now, riding parts of the Blue Ridge Trail in Virginia. I'm not furloughed, but a number of my customers and colleagues are, so it was a good time for some unscheduled leave.
Here's a virtual route for AppleJams Cascade Discovery Route.
I CANNOT VOUCH FOR ANYTHING BEYOND WAYPOINT K. Talk to AJ about that.
This is just a rainy afternoon spent trying to piece together his telling the story.
Stillwater to Sisters MAYBE
There's Abbot Rd(4610) that heads east from LaDee Flats down by Estacada. It links up at High Rocks on NF58.
There's a washed out section though. Not suitable when wet and TAKE A RIDING BUDDY.
West of Portland is the Tillamook National Forest, full of trails.
Plus, an all gravel route from Roger's Camp at the summit on Hwy 6, to Stone Camp Launch on the Trask, 16 miles from Tillamook.
Maybe Road Rash can take you through Portland, on alleys.