Colockum-Beehive: Wenatchee loop

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by manfish, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. manfish

    manfish Ulysses Handler

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    Did a nice loop today. Wenatchee to Ellensburg and back. Wenatchee to Ellensburg via Colockum Pass with a variation on the beginning to get past some of the rough stuff on Colockum Pass. Then back via Liberty-Beehive Road. About 100 miles total with probably 60 or 70 of the miles on dirt.

    Saw some wild turkeys in the Colockum and some elk on the Liberty- Beehive side.



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  2. 2Track

    2Track Been here awhile

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    Cool. Looks like a nice Track - thanks.

    Mike
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  3. dirt clod

    dirt clod Adventurer

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    Thanks I live in Wenatchee and will take this trip soon!:clap
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  4. tutone

    tutone Adventurer

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    Maybe we should start a thread - who out there is from Wenatchee? I count 3 so far on this site, plus 2 other riders I already hang with.
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  5. RotDoc

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    It would be very interesting to see who is on here from Wenatchee. I think a Wenatchee thread would be kjool.

    I did the Blewitt-Beehive ride in late August on my new GS. Dumped it on the hairpins coming down from the top of Devil's Gulch :cry. The dust was like ice and I was riding with the Tourances that came with the bike. I'm going to put some knobbies on it in the spring.

    Other than that, it is a great ride = a lot rougher than the last time I drove it.
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  6. fivefoottwenty

    fivefoottwenty xr650l

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    There 4-5 wenatchee riders willing to ride with others, we prefer dirt roads, I see the last post was from 07, anyone out there?
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  7. North6633

    North6633 Long timer

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    Hey,

    Another Wenatchee guy here. Have tried part of that loop. Was too early in teh season and ran into snow and some downed trees. I was trying to go across from Beehive over to Liberty. Have wanted to try it again. Just need to get the KLR put back together.

    North
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  8. fivefoottwenty

    fivefoottwenty xr650l

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    Have done that loop twice this year, more than happy to do it again.
    Give me a yell when you get your bike put back together.
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  9. Snootleather

    Snootleather Soggy Doggy

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    Hey North, Better get that KLR put back together soon... I am going to be heading that way on the 6th.

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  10. Snootleather

    Snootleather Soggy Doggy

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    Yesterday North6633 & I took a ride over FS-9712 from Wenatchee to Liberty. I have attached the GPS track which mimics Manfish's track, then splits off at Table Mnt and heads into Liberty. Also a few pictures from the trip.

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  11. Snootleather

    Snootleather Soggy Doggy

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    Snootleather & a view of Wenatchee in the background.

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  12. Snootleather

    Snootleather Soggy Doggy

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    North6633 & the Enchantments in the background.

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  13. Snootleather

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    Headwaters of Mission Creek

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  14. Snootleather

    Snootleather Soggy Doggy

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    North6633

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  15. Snootleather

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    North & Snoot at the "Horse camp".

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  16. Snootleather

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    Reststop at the "ARK".

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  17. Snootleather

    Snootleather Soggy Doggy

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    OH, I guess you should see the sad state of North's KLR at 8am the day of the ride :rofl

    When I returned 2.5 hrs later she was just about ready to ride!

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  18. 2wheelsrbest

    2wheelsrbest Been here awhile

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    Old thread resurrection, I know...

    Just wanted to chime in that I spend a bunch of time in Wenatchee, too. Grew up there and parents still live across from WVCC. I take several moto trips there each summer, using the Liberty-Beehive route when I am on the right bike.

    It's funny that we all take pictures from the same places on the road.

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    FR9712 memories^

    *Always wanted to post a pic here. Hope it shows up as well in thread as it does in preview. Sorry if it is another red-x.
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  19. elk311

    elk311 Been here awhile

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    From Moses Lake originally but I do a lot of hunting (mostly Elk) in the Wenatchee/Ellensburg area. I've done most of my KLR riding/hunting in the Manastash area but would like to ride the Wenatchee side too. Great dual-sport riding area's in Central Washington.
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  20. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog Supporter

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    Just did Colockum Friday. That's the roughest area of so called roads I remember. Stay off Brushy, haha. :poser
    My much more experienced riding companions stated I just needed more speed, Yea, more speed.

    Great area, though. I'll be back.
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