Two Kawi's top Mt Washington...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Sedro Tom, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    after seeing that the Mukilteo crew didn't have
    many photo's (1) Turnsleft (the Captain) and I
    took a spin on up there. On the way we gazed
    down at Philchuck Falls and talked about what
    a great swimming hole it is in the summer.
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    on up at the top of the mountain it proved to be a bit hazy

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    I couldn't let n16ht5 Chris be the only one to play in the snow

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    why have a four wheeler when you could have six?

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    power from the north

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    heads south

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    the burn at Walker Valley happened last summer

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    after supper at Big Rock Kelvy had to check out this classic T bucket driver

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    nice way to spend the afternoon :D
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  2. oldx

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    Pretty cool way to spend a nice day.
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  3. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Tom and I rode up to Mt Washington to day just in case the last few days was our summer.

    Tom had to play in the snow. If I was a bit quicker I would have caught Tom
    resting, that is if he really fell over.

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    Steady now boy.

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    How is it Chris and Lorne do this.

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    We were up there.:D

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    Bald Cone.

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    Tom doing his thing.

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    We rode back through WV and seen the burn from last summer. Fish and Chips at Big Rock.:clap:clap Then home.

    Illabot next week? :evil
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  4. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    I miss riding with you fellas.. looks like you caught a great day to moto :D
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  5. Chris6_85

    Chris6_85 Been here awhile

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    mark if u dont have a bike that can get dirty i will let u use my little red pig anytime u want to come ride with us. just remember i think your odds are better now that there is one less deer prowling the roads of WV.

    how have you been? i have not seen or talked to you in a long time. i hope all is well.

    oh and where has lorne been hiding. i tried to get him to go riding with me a while back and he said he was fully detailing is bike to sell/trade in.

    chris
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  6. PeteN95

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    Mt. Washington, that's what it's called! Great pics, Tom, was that 6 wheeler at the very end of the road by the big clear cut? I was too wimpy to ride down there because I didn't think my bald tire would get back up across that little snow patch?
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  7. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    Thanks Chris.. bike isn't the problem as much as my shoulder being wrecked from said deer. I may try some light trials or dual sporting this year though, nothing gnarly is going to happen for a long time.
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  8. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    That big log hauler was close to where they were logging not far
    from the gate. We didn't ride down that patch of snow either. Looked
    like to much work getting back up through it. We were on a cruze
    and didn't feel the effort would be worth the gain. :D
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  9. Mattleycrue76

    Mattleycrue76 Adventurer

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    That looks like an awesome road. Couple of questions: Would it be doable on a KTM 990ADV? Also is there any information on where this route starts out? I'm in Marysville and just recently got back into big Enduros so I'm trying to find some good places to ride. Seems like a lot of the roads around here are gated.

    Thanks

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  10. Byway Writer

    Byway Writer Backroads Explorer

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    There's a nice little trail through the woods in that area that will take you out to Grandview Road. I got going on it a while back and couldn't turn around when it spit me out into someone's back yard. I pulled up to the house and had a chat with the owner. Nice, understanding guy. :evil
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  11. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    This photo show's the Granstrom Rd access to the area we rode in.
    There is a gate that is locked when the logging operation closes for
    the day. You can evaluate the get around when you get there.

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  12. pb317

    pb317 Been here awhile

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    You guys realize that whole area is non-motorized? The gate is clearly marked. A friend of mines wife belongs to a horse club that rides in that area, they are far less than ORV friendly. If you fellas wanna duck around a gate or two fine by me, but pics with place names and Google earth screen shots posted on the net seem like evidence to me.
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  13. deej

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    Great stuff guys! I need to get my KLX ON!!!
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  14. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I have to disagree with you. There are no signs on that particular gate,
    horses are not riding through the active logging on heavily graveled roads.
    The loggers there had no problem with our presence. They pointed out where
    we could ride and get around the gate.
    You must be mistaken'. Horse's can't have all the fun!
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  15. surferdude

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    This area is big bike friendly. Pete showed me this area on my first ride on my new (to me) 800GS. We got turned around on the way to Lake Cavanaugh by snow and ended up playing around this area and it was my first dirt adventure on the GS. So yes it is big enduro approved...assuming we were not trespassing which did not seem to be the case to me. I saw no signs that indicated we were not supposed to be there and on our way out the gate was wide open.
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  16. PeteN95

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    This area is definitely motorized, note gnarly 6 wheeler pictured above! I first found it during a work trip and we got locked behind the gate in a car. We had to call Skagit co sheriff, who happily let us out without one word about not supposed to be there!? He said it happens a couple times a month and sorry it took so long!? :D There used to be a campground right by the bridge over the little river.
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  17. Mattleycrue76

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    Thanks for the info. Awesome that it's so close to me. I'll have to check it out ASAP. Now I need to get me a good GPS unit to make things easier on the fly.
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  18. tommybelvedere

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    If its not marked, screw it. There wouldn't be any riding if guys always obeyed the 'sign'. If the horses don't like it they really won't like my loud motorcycle. I would ride that in a minute, horses or not. I ride where i feel like and if you don't like it catch me if you can. Really sick of the no riding bullshit.
    TB
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  19. One Fat Roach

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    This brings up something I've wanted to ask your experienced ADVers/wanted to make a new thread but these seems a good time to ask:


    If/when you come across a place that has no trespassing signs, do you generally follow them? What's the rule of thumb for this, does it depend on location??

    In my little riding experience I've come across a few places with signs but with nothing but woods pr open area around. I turned around because I get a feeling Sasquatch is watching me or some angry land owner with a rifle...
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  20. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    You have to follow your own instincts. I respect private property and No Trespassing Signs. Ultimately you are the one responsible for ignoring
    clearly marked areas.
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