SF to Portland

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by enl985, May 5, 2016.

  1. enl985

    enl985 enl985

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    Hi there im looking for some suggested routes from SF to Portland. I was thinking hwy 1 all the way but would like to get some dirt in on the way. Looking for some suggestions.

    Thanks!
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  2. vonschott

    vonschott n00b

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    Myself as well, anyone got a gpx? Perhaps LA to portland/seattle?
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  3. stormdog

    stormdog Been here awhile

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    How much time do you have? when do you leave? What kind of bike?
    A few years ago I posted a track on gpsexchange from Fairfield to Orick Ca. with a little tweet here and there could get you up into the middle of Oregon.
    Shoot me a pm with an email and I will try to dig up some tracks
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  4. Lutarious

    Lutarious Renaissance Man

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    Woodschick on BARF did the trip from Oakland to Portland almost entirely off road, as far as I know.
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  5. kemon78

    kemon78 Adventurer

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  6. IDontWantAPickle

    IDontWantAPickle I just want to ride my motor-sickle!

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    Any chance you could attach the GPX files here? GPS exchange requires memberships to download the files from there.
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  7. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Oregon BackCountry Discovery Route 3 takes you primarily off-pavement and on some great bad roads from the CA border to Big Lake, near Sisters, in the middle of Oregon.....

    http://www.oohva.org/OBCDR/route3.html
    Tracks available on Jerry Counts' (Countdown on ADV) GPXExchange account.
    He has a special account that does not require membership to download.

    The Cascade Discovery Route will then take you on another 300+ mile dirty tour of Oregon with only about ten miles of pavement and many more great bad roads from Big Lake to the OR/WA border at Hood River...

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/cascade-discovery-route.1041100/


    These tracks are most definitely NOT Hwy 1, but perfect if you got some time to kill and want to see Oregon on some challenging and remote Wilderness edge bad roads and trails.
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  8. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Because of limitation to .gpx and file size, you can't really post anything useful on this site. All my files are .gdb and up to 4 meg which would be 40 meg gpx.

    "Membership"? just register like any other site and like AJ says you don't need to first post to download my files. I have thousands of Tracks in hundreds of files for most western states.
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  9. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    To further expand, take a look at the Pacific Crest Quest (PCQ) on Adv and on GpsXchange it goes from Mexico to Canada up the west side of the sierras and then east side of Cascades.
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  10. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Hey Jerry, if you haven't got the latest Cascade Discovery Route tracks (modded late last Summer),
    ...they are now available at cascadediscoveryroute.org.
    Use the "new" tracks that pop up under your mouse, as well as the second half of tracks a click away on the next page. I can email them to you if you'd like.

    The first set of tracks you had posted there included a big section of OBCDR Route 3 that we had ridden on that same trip, but had included in the tracks unintentionally. The newest set of tracks are split into two sections. We will have a new Southern half of Oregon set of tracks ready there later this year also, making an alternative to the the dated tracks of OBCDR Route 3 that is completely up-to-date and ride-able.

    Thanks for posting these on the GPS Exchange site.
    Is there any way you can also post a link to our local ADV CDR thread there, so folks can see what it's all about?
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/cascade-discovery-route.1041100/
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  11. IDontWantAPickle

    IDontWantAPickle I just want to ride my motor-sickle!

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    Nevermind, I'm wrong!
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  12. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Do you really mean the PCQ? The CDR is in Oregon, Sierras are in California.
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  13. IDontWantAPickle

    IDontWantAPickle I just want to ride my motor-sickle!

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    :doh

    You're right, the PCT.
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