Riding Around the Hood

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

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  2. Scott_PDX

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    Edit - A teepee where you can have a fire it it
    Edit 2 - You know, one with wood in it
    Edit 3 - And "Firewater"
    Edit 4 - Ah fugget-about it. You...and your high-tech teepee count I guess, just doesn't look as dramatic without the giant battering rams.

    Didn't you have some overhead teepee pole hauling rig before RM? What bike you hauling those on.
  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  5. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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  6. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Did you have a pilot car for that thing? :eek1
  7. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    There ya go! Absolutely awesome! :thumb
    Note to self: when riding with Vern, keep 30' back!
  8. Craig McCurdy

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    Don't you just hate it when stuff like this happens!? A bunch of miles on this road and then in the middle of nowhere, this! If they are really going to be that cheap and only use one gate halfway between point "A" & "B" and want to f*** with people they should put a "Road Closed" sign on both sides!
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  9. Craig McCurdy

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    :deal Don't worry, we did the right thing and went around the gate to get on the right side where the road was open! Would never want to be on a "Closed Road"! :D
  10. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    I for one am relieved to hear it...:wink:
  11. CatFlap

    CatFlap Been here awhile

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    I've ran into that several times. Roaming around all day and decide to head out to a main road only to find a closed gate right at the entrance......
    No indication from the other end that the road I was on was currently closed.

    Annoying to say the least. Especially when it happens to a be 4 wheeled day and I have to backtrack to find a way back out (wishing it was a two wheeled day so I could just sneak out). Good thing I always have an extra 5 gallons hanging off the rear rack for just such occasions.
  12. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    This one is not at the entrance, it's about two miles in! And nothing at the other end... :huh If you find it you'll also wonder why and you'll know right were you are, :lol3 It's South of the power lines and West of Mosier Creek.
  13. CatFlap

    CatFlap Been here awhile

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    Ahhh. Yeah the last time I hit one it was on 42 right where it intersects 46 between Ripplebrook and Detroit.

    Was roaming all up in that area to the east no problems then decided to go out to 46 as I was low on gas that was in the tank and didn't feel like dealing with the jerry can.
    Gate was closed and had to use the can for the backtrack.

    It's open now last time I went by. They must have closed it just for me...... :rofl
  14. RedMenace

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    is that Ketchum Road? They had a sign posted saying it would be opened May! The fucktards had no business gating that road!
  15. Craig McCurdy

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    No, not Ketchum! I'd have to look at a map to find the number. It really does not go anywhere and I cannot for the life of me understand why they would waste so much money on a gate on this road!
  16. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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  17. Craig McCurdy

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    It's between Fir Mtn. Rd. and the Ketchum Rd. it used to connect the two but since the fire they have destroyed the part near where it hooked up to Ketchum. We got behind the gate due to coming in on a road to the East. There used to be one other way to get though to Ketchum in that area but I'm not sure if it's still there now!?
  18. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Well, now,...the Apple Clan has been away for a while....
    Two weeks of very relaxing vacation in Idaho,
    with about 9 days on the Magruder Corridor,
    and 3 more days on the Selway River off Hwy 12.

    How do you spend 9 days running the Magruder, you say?
    By not bringing bikes :cry :cry and truck camping it (still way awesome!)

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    On the way over, on the Kendall-Skyline Rd East of Dayton, WA.

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    Table Rock, with a local to Walla Walla rider's DR350 (we met him riding there) in the pic,
    ....so that it's OK for me to post this whole Road Report on ADV...

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    The old Homestead cabin hidden right behind the Red River Hot Springs Campground:

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    A new option for riding campers right in the BIG metropolis of downtown Elk City, Idaho

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    Seems as if more than 60% of the forest alongside the Magruder has been burned in the last ten years.
    Check out the most excellent granite sand surface of most of the entire road:

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    Hard-pack granite sand road. Sweet!!
    Very little dust when dry,
    high traction with no washboard at all,
    no mud when wet,
    and very QUIET on the Dakota's AT tires, compared to classic gravel. Excellent road.
    Certainly passenger car capable for it's entire length,
    ...if you don't mind a few thousand bumps along the way.


    Green Mtn lookout:

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    Ruckus, patiently waiting for somebody, anybody, to throw a stick.

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    Morning Coffee, on the bridge over Bargamin Creek.

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    A couple miles out Bargamin Creek Trail

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    Camp on Bargamin Creek at the Poet Creek CG.
    This was one of four sweet campspots that we stayed at for two nights each.
    BTW, all the 3-7 spot CGs along the route were both empty and free.
    Fully stocked and cleaned bathrooms and plenty of firewood.

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    We also camped at Paradise for two nights (Paradise, really!).
    If you ever get to Paradise, say "Hi" to Paradise Earl.
    He's the volunteer that gets to stay in the old 1930's Ranger's cabin in Paradise all Summer.
    Share a Gin & Tonic with him again for us.

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    Morning in Paradise:

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    On the East end of the Wilderness borders,
    the road had washed out with 8 or so flashfloods that needed a couple of weeks finishing.
    They were mostly finished when we passed through.

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    Lower Selway

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    Just above the falls, looking back at the bridge

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    Even without motorbikes,
    ...we still had some good old fashioned muddy fun !!

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    Being bikeless sucks.
    Being at the edge of the Mid-Idaho Wilderness for most of 2 weeks,...
    ...did not suck.
    On this most excellent trip,
    we were fortunate enough to have been able to spend our 25th Anniversary together in Paradise.
    I love you, Mustangshelly !! :raabia

    If any of you have been thinking of ever riding the Magruder Corridor,
    ...Absolutely DO It.
    Ride as fast as you want, when it's time to ride fast.
    Just don't you rush through this place.
    We'll be back on 2 wheels apiece next year fer sure.
    See you there !!
  19. RallyRex

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    Sounds like a great, relaxing camping adventure AJ. I'd LOVE to try out that granite sand road surface - it looks amazing!
  20. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Excellent!

    What a great way to spend your anniversary, congrats!!
    Idaho has some awesome rivers & valleys, can't wait til i'm back there again, will have to put the Magruder on my trip plan.