Cascade Discovery Route

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Been here awhile Supporter

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    They are out in force here in the Entiat Valley......Sunny and swell weather...Wear bright colors..fur sure....
  2. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    Doesn't that bridge have big log structural members going purpendicular to the river with big 6 x 12 or so timbers on top? You'd think there would be the option of replacing the road bed/boards on top if the timbers were ok. That would be a pretty quick fix. It is a very short span across the creek.
  3. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    We took Abbott road (4610) from Estacada, joined the CDR and followed it to Frog Lake. Barely saw anyone out Friday or Saturday.

    @Apple Jam we took a track that was on a version of the GPX I had, near Frog Lake, goes on a road that hasn't been driven on in years, drops out overlooking a quarry? That was cool. Thanks for leaving that in there.
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  4. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    It's the Gubmint. Ain't no quick fix. They're probly still working hard at their computers on the million dollar "Environmental Impact Statement". Then they gotta spend another 6-8 months engineering it on the computer, and when none of the engineer's ideas actually work out for the independent contractor they hire out to do the job, they'll spend another 2 months re-drafting it back in the office. That $2,000 dollar bridge will cost $2,000,000 before they get done two years from now :nod
  5. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    After those rocks broke a few blinkers, I removed it from the main tracks. But I'm glad somebody else enjoyed it!
  6. Ride365

    Ride365 #DirtLivesMatter

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    First time on the route this Saturday. Fantastic day for riding!!!
    Did Pinemont to Wamic & back & I'm glad I decided to hit the CDR instead of GPNF.

    Thanks @AppleJam for putting this together...had a blast.

    My friend liked it, too :-)
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  7. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    It has three fallen trees, and the rocks we're fun. Harder the better for me! Roost it!

    Also, I've spent like, 6 or so weekends riding the CDR, and I've never hit the section between 15 mile Creek and Frog Lake. It has always been just past the day's end.
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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    That means you have yet to ride Bennett Pass and the old Barlow Road? Oh my,...you are in for a treat when you put that on your must ride list.
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  9. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    Alas, tis true. But I'm looking forward to it!

    Also, I'm going to try and detour up to flag point and badger lookouts. Always gotta hit the summit if I can.
  10. OR_Rider

    OR_Rider Been here awhile

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    @Apple Jam - Here is a 3d flyby of a portion of the CDR North that I cobbled together from a ride a few weeks ago, this is a cool tool I just stumbled across.

    Our route: Oregon City to Estacada to Abbott Rd to CDR. Rode CDR north with stop in Frog Lake for fuel, then onto Barlow and camped SAT night at Badger Lake.

    You can speed up the replay by clicking the rabbit icon at bottom of screen. You can also click the "stats" button for realtime stats based on where the marker is at.

    https://ayvri.com/scene/6vk17vnxkx/cjndn7wtr0001416edjnt7xjl#fullscreen
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  11. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    That Ayvri tool is pretty sweet. Is that you upload .GPX tracks and it does the rest?
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    OR_Rider Been here awhile

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    Yes, upload your tracks and it does the rest. After looking at it, next time I might consider editing the GPX a bit for cleaner playback.
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  13. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    Went out to the Barlow with a couple of buddies yesterday. The Forest Service has upped the barriers to go over their bridge marked as closed. They put a big mother log on the bridge itself and then a huge log across the road.

    It was the perfect day! Soil had the right amount of moisture to give traction but yet little dust and no people.

    We only saw one other couple in a side by side - the old guy had the biggest grin on his face I've ever seen!

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  14. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    Thanks for the update. Lame on the closure. Is the USFS ever going to re-open it or fix the bridge?
  15. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    From previous bridge closures in the area, it is likely that it will remain like this through the winter. Other bridges on Barlow have taken at least a season to get fixed. There's a few in and out options around there that still make it a fun ride without going on a big detour.
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  16. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    Ahh, good. I'm OK with that.

    It seemed that maybe the USFS would either drag their feet on this, or worse, just never fix it and leave it closed indefinitely.
  17. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    I don't think it will be closed indefinitely. I would tend to think that come the spring they (the Mt Hood NF) will have a budget versus repairs review and hopefully this one makes it into CY19's schedule.
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  18. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    I guess we could call them and remind them how many people use this as a recreational outlet.

    I think it took a full season to replace the two bridges toward the top of Barlow, but then those were just culverts, not a full on bridge.
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  19. Flailmaster

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    That sounds like a fun route. We're looking to do something similar but only have Friday free, starting from either Timothy lake or LaDee flats (basically coming from OC>>Estacada also). If anyone has any suggestions for a one day jaunt please let me know. I wish we had found this trails system earlier in the year, but I am certainly not going to wait until next year to check some of it out :)
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  20. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    You can do Abbot road all the way to the end, and work out to hwy 26 pretty easily in one day. Depending on how many side trails, how fast, you can probably either get out to Wamic and back, or maybe run a chunk of the Barlow road before you head home on pavement.
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