WABDR (Washington Backcountry Discovery Route) 2015

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Roonie, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Sapling

    Sapling Been here awhile

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    Damn it!!!
  2. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    Bruce thought about riding down tomorrow. I have to have fun working. :cry
  3. joeaverage

    joeaverage mediumcore

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    white pass is closed right now due to slides http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/white/
  4. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    No worries, we take the ridge from the natches area, wont hit white pass until Rimrock, local traffic still open. Thanks for the heads up!
  5. joeaverage

    joeaverage mediumcore

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    The update shows that it's partially open now. Should be a good ride, no commercial traffic :clap.
  6. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    Is the section from Conconully north to the border doable this time of year?


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  7. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    We ran into about 8 inches of snow on the way to Stevenson, Made it threw with no issues, most of it was melted down quite a bit a few days latter on our return.

    Hopefully up north you'll have the same.
  8. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    Planning for this weekend, looks like nice days but cool nights.


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  9. michaelyogi

    michaelyogi Been here awhile

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    Do it now. Do not delay... winter is coming. I rode up to 7k this last weekend on singletrack... 5" of snow on top. WaBDR should be totally doable.
  10. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Pow right in the kisser

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  11. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Saw three guys unpacking in Chelan last night, anybody we know?

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  12. Trykart

    Trykart Adventurer

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  13. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Greg

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    Snow meters along the WABDR are all reporting Zero levels. :thumb
  14. ThrottleThrill

    ThrottleThrill Been here awhile

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    Maddaddy,

    Just out of curiosity, are you using the Snotel sites for this info?

    If so, I would look for additional verification in that snow that may still be in the shade etc will not show up on the Snotel info. I was up near Sugarload and the Tye lookouts a few weeks ago and there was a reasonable amount of snow wherever there was not sun exposure.

    If you are using a different source, I would love to know which one.



    T
  15. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Greg

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    just the snowtell. I didn't have time to run out and check the route personally.
  16. slashbike

    slashbike Been here awhile

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    Just got back from running the WABDR between Packwood and Carlton. There's a bit of snow in the shaded areas.
    Most of it has melted, but there's a couple of packed snow/ice spots. Not enough to worry about.

    It was a damn fun ride!
  17. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    We were up a little over 5700' outside Wenatchee today, and it was snowing pretty good. WABDR is probably a next year's ride, now.....


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  18. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    Northern section also has snow over portions of it.

    Time to dream of next year!
  19. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    Sounds like it's time to add some studs, think short sheet metal screws :deal
  20. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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