Shotgun Creek ride w/ pics

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by nw scout, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. nw scout

    nw scout Been here awhile

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    Had a great ride over the weekend.
    Good old NW wet and slippery trails:clap

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  2. tedder

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    Where is that? I mean, I know "Shotgun Creek", but can you give me a Google Maps link or a lat/lon coord?

    Looks like muddy fun :-)
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  3. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    I'm sad that that place is too far for my weekend jaunts. :becca
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
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  4. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    Got a Benchmark Oregon map?
    page 60 (about F,3.5)
    head north out of Springfield on Marcola road.
    Through the town of Marcola.
    Near the old townsite of Mabel, is a road to the west, Shotgun Creek road, and a few miles up there is an OHV area. Watch out for quads on some of the trails!
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  5. tedder

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  7. tedder

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    Not all of us are from around here, punkass.
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  8. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    You are only half right... :photog
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  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Hey Scout... Great lil report... Looks like fun.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Camas

    Camas Rooster Bastid

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    beautiful place! I'm surprized it's open now. That's quite the rut you dug in the trail. :huh
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  11. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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  12. Zuber

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    I HATE SHOTGUN.

    Greased monkey snot on polished glass.
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  13. nw scout

    nw scout Been here awhile

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    Funny.
    Thats the same reason I like it. :clap
    Keeps the masses away and hides all the fun single track
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  14. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Very nice pics. Tell us your secret -- Big-bucks digital SLR? Do I see flash in there? Some fancy photoshopping to amp up the saturation?
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  15. nw scout

    nw scout Been here awhile

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    I will never tell:evil

    Actually you got it just about right.
    The action pics are with one of my pro SLR's with a super wide angle lens and a flash. The trail pics are with a canon point and shoot g9.
    I do a little post editing to get the colors and mood.

    The big secret is knowing where and when to shoot. And that has come from shooting professionally for the last 15 years, working on motorcycle ad campaigns all around the country :wink:
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  16. Mossy-Back

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    I'll definitely be headed up there when I get some better tires on my XR...
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  17. tedder

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    35 months. Nicely done.
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  18. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Yeah... I didn't check the date until after I posted it. I linked directly to here from a google search for Shotgun Creek. :freaky
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  19. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Don't feel bad, I've been searching a bit for that area as well. Suppose it's below snow level? If you go, post some updated pictures and reports to keep the thread relevant.

    Good luck.
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  20. Mossy-Back

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    Shouldn't be any snow there right now. It'll be another couple months before I can get tires. The ones on my bike right now wouldn't cut it.
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