Since sometime in 2011, I started working on a Dual Sport Motorcycle Adventure Route that leaves from the Hood River area and heads South to meet up at Big Lake, near Sisters, OR, where OBCDR Routes #3 & #4 gather up. In my opinion, this North half's original 300+ miles of bad road goodness is the missing "Route 1" of the original Oregon BDR series. This has been well-known and well ridden as the NW's own Cascade Discovery Route. Then in 2018, ADVRider inmate 97707 stepped up and added tracks for a new South Cascade Discovery Route, from Big Lake South to Diamond Lake, just North of Crater Lake. The entire North and South Cascade Discovery Routes now cover OVER 500 MILES of the Oregon Cascades' greatest bad roads and trails, with (get this...) UNDER TEN MILES OF PAVEMENT !!!! The utter LACK of pavement on this Cascade Discovery Route is VERY unlike the big classic BDRs. On the NW-CDR, you are way out there, away from paved roads and other people and all the traffic, on your own,....adventuring, the way ADV should be. We have made this Cascade Discovery Route a FREE to ride NW-ADV thing. We worked hard finding these gems of bad roads and connecting them all together, and We wanna share it with ADV so it can be cleared, used, and RIDDEN !!...regularly. This Route will remain a work-in-progress, so check back for freshly posted tracks. The Cascade Discovery Route is the long and hard way through the Oregon Cascades starting at the Pinemont OHV area near Hood River/Parkdale up North all the way South to Diamond Lake Oregon. It now travels over 500 miles on the way, trying to find the best (bad!) dirt-only roads and several old historic wagon roads along the way. These are the dirt-only two-track and wagon roads that came BEFORE the Forest Service Development gravel roads, and have NEVER been improved. Two bad old wagon roads we ride are over 160 years old!! It is not a quick jaunt, nor an easy one. It may take riders anywhere from three to six days to get through it all, depending on your rate of travel. Do not expect more than 125 miles in a day, max, unless you are really something special. Some days will limit you to only 100 miles of bad road goodness it's that tough. Take your time, and take pictures to post back here!! This is the drawing made by one of 2013's North Route riders, trying to explain this route in map form, overwriting his experience of the CDR on an OR BDR map. The CDR is the light blue squiggly line in the top left corner: (this is not the actual CDR route, just his hand drawn squiggly lines) It is a Big Bike friendly route,.....if you wanna work hard, and have some serious challenges along the way, and don't mind broken blinkers and scratches. That said, some Big Bike riders will absolutely HATE it, and likely curse me for calling such nastiness "fun". It is Small Bike friendly, too, in that it has less than 10 miles of pavement in that 500+ miles, and these are mostly just for the few one-lane paved forest gems for short stints. Some pics of said dirt-only old bad roads: This Cascade Discovery Route also rides some fast gravel roads South of Detroit Lake, and avoids all pavement all along the way (which is the MAIN goal). This Route passes adjacent to, as in ....you get to ride the great bad border roads,...to SEVEN designated Wilderness areas, these are beautiful areas that only a few special people like yourselves get to see at all. You get to ride miles and miles and miles and miles of Wilderness Border.... While we have already found a great set of bad and beautiful roads, there is always something better out there, so I want this Route to evolve and include it if it can be reached by dirt. I wanna add optional sections with great rough out-and-backs, dead ends with a view rewards, you know...the good stuff that riders wanna ride. So please send me info on any bad road sweetness we may be passing close to. The only PAYMENT for using these tracks is that you MUST put up some type of a Ride Report here on this thread, no matter how simple, to tell us a bit about your experience. But please, elaborate, post alotta pictures, and do it up right, willyas? I'm serious, riders...If you ride this Route.... I wanna see your Ride Report in this thread !!!! Apparently I only get to display one set of tracks per post, and the tracks are in four sections. Section #1 is on my post #7, Section #2 is on my post #8, Section #3 is on my post #9, Section #4 is on my post #10.