Eastern Oregon Desert Tracks....PLEASE

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by OUTLAND MOTO, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    I trying to get across the Eastern Oregon desert region from Crater Lake. Is there anyone who has a set of tracks that might allow for this? Or, are there any map products that might help me make the route myself? Trying to stay off of pavement as much as possible. ANY help with this is GREATLY appreciated.
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  2. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    There was a ride report / GPS tracks of that area but I don't remember any key words. That is a problem with this web site, there is no indenture folder system so you can just find things by area.
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  3. Heymarz

    Heymarz Gaily Retarded

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  4. boney

    boney Ride > Post Supporter

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    I have the Benchmark Atlas for Oregon Also. There's a lot of stuff to ride out there. In the past I've also made reference with Garmin Mapsource (I have Navigator 7 I think) and when all else fails, load up Google Earth and take a peek to see if you can see some sort of road looking scar where you're headed.

    I rode an unscouted route across Nevada and Utah using the above technique. It worked well and there were only a few hitches. If you can load the "intersections" into a GPS, it'll help take the time off all the navigation chores once you're out there.
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  6. brad21

    brad21 We have a pool... and a pond.

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    Look up Leisureclub. I know he can get you at least as far as Burns. Maybe further!:beer

    Lots of private property out there so be aware...
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  7. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Thanks All. I will try the benchmark atlas. I am using Mapsource also, but it is difficult, being somwhat unfamiliar with that region, to know if the roads I am choosing are good. Thanks, again, everybody!!! I will let everyone know how it is going.
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  8. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    I went out and purchased the Benchmark Maps you suggested. They did the trick!! I got a good route through both Oregon and Idaho. Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions! Saved me a lot of time and frustration!

    Gonna be passing through in mid-June. If anyone might want to jump on the route with us for a while, just let me know! I attached one .gpx file. I will put the other one in the next reply (since I can only attach one per message). Opinions are welcome!

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  9. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    And the next one. This goes through Idaho.

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  10. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    And this one through Montana to Badland, SD.

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  11. brad21

    brad21 We have a pool... and a pond.

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    I think you're on the right track, at least thru Eastern Or.

    You're gonna be so close it would definitely be worth your while to buzz down and do the Steen's Loop. Although, mid June it still may be closed due to snow. Highest drivable road in Oregon.

    Check out this report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244975
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  12. boney

    boney Ride > Post Supporter

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    That looks like it's going to be quite the adventure.:evil
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  13. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    It should be. It is 8400 miles, starting from Pittsburgh, PA. The states include
    PA, OH, WV, KY, TN, AR, OK, MS, KS, CO, UT, AR, NV, CA, OR, ID, MT, SD, MN, WI, NE, WI. We start May 20th.
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  14. tlgreen

    tlgreen Dirty adventurer

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    If you are going through the Christmas valley area & the main dunes there, be really careful. It is easy to get lost. PM Coho as he has the gpx files from that whole area. We got lost a ton but Thanks to Wachs got out alive after about 8 hours....:shog
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  15. NWetRider

    NWetRider Lubrication is the Key

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    I am looking for the same type of info and Humunn is not sharing any more due to his business concerns. Does anyone else out there have anything newer then Countdown's 06 data for OBDR, or other tracks in Eastern Ore?

    Thanks in advance!
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    That's why the Lost Forest is there. :deal
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  17. boney

    boney Ride > Post Supporter

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    Here is all you need to know:


    Go have an adventure.:deal
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    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    boney is right. I took the advice of Heymarz and it got me farther than I had been. Those maps are great and tell you everything you will need to know! And hey guys, thanks again!!!!:devildog
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  19. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    Everything? Hmmm. I don't see gas stations noted on my version, but maybe yours is newer than mine. :lol3 You have a long stretch planned from Christmas Valley to Jorday Valley and I don't know of any gas stations along the way on that route. Chase truck?

    Good luck on your adventure.
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  20. boney

    boney Ride > Post Supporter

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    That when you google town names and "gas station." Then call ahead to see if it's still open and the hours.:deal

    I haven't looked at the route recently, and I don't know where Jordy Valley is, but:

    A quick (I spent 5 minutes looking up this info) search reveals that there's gas in Brothers, Hampton, Wagontire, Summer Lake, Alkali Lake, and French Glen. I'm sure there's more.... A wise traveller will call ahead to make sure they're still there/open.
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