I-90 to Greenwater

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by MPS0430, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. MPS0430

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    Road from 1-90 to Greenwater today, I know there are much more experienced riders here, but this was my first "off-pavement" ride! I am officially hooked!
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  2. MPS0430

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  4. sunncountry

    sunncountry Been here awhile

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    You picked a great first Ride I take many bikers up there and am never disappointed. Bonus round take the rode behind Easton and cross the creek on #41 then find your way to 7036
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  5. Ohthetrees

    Ohthetrees Been here awhile

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    I just did the same ride on Saturday, and am also new to off pavement riding. It was awesome! We should ride together soon!

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  6. Lost-n-Lovin-It

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    Nice looking ride, and thanks for the .gpx file. How long did it take you once you hit the dirt?

    I'm thinking of making a loop from Greenwater to Easton, then scoot down to Ellensburg and pick up the WABCDR section back down to 410.
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  7. MPS0430

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    It took me about 3.5 hours but I went at a slow pace.
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  8. IndianJoe

    IndianJoe Little Lebowski Achiever

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    coolness! thanks for the route tip. that looks like a blast!
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  9. Lost-n-Lovin-It

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    Sounds great. I'll be launching from Enumclaw tomorrow morning to do the above mentioned loop, 2 up with my son. If anyone out there wants to join us. Just let me know.
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  10. MPS0430

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    Make sure to bring plenty of water. Other than one stream there wasn't anywhere to filter along the way and it got hot out there!

    Have a great time. Rainier was stunning at the top of 7036/7037
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  11. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Great to know, thanks! Sounds like it would make a great day trip from just about anywhere in the area. -Ed
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  12. mkjdds

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    Hey MPS, thanks for the ride report and the GPX tracks. I'm camping at Lake Easton tomorrow and was thinking about taking my 650 and riding 2up with my daughter along that route. I am assuming that it's all 2track fire road? Any difficult areas... deep ruts, etc. I see that Lost-n-luv will be doing it 2up so I may have company out there. Unfortunately we won't be out there until around noon, so may be doing it on Saturday. Thanks for the tip on the water.
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  13. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Been over it a zillion times, you won't have any problem 2 up.
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  14. little foot

    little foot seriously not serious

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    looks like a good road.
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  15. dondesmo

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    One of my favorite routes. If Tacoma Pass is open, it makes a nice loop back to the 7036
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  16. Air_Bob

    Air_Bob Been here awhile

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  17. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Actually Tacoma pass is washed out; I went & veiwed the washout today; It's about 2 miles from where 7036 branches off from FS 52- It's passable on a moto(tracks showed one bike had been through), though I'd not recommend riding it with panniers - You're essentially skirting thru in the ditch & limited width due to FS road Barricade . . . . . . I didn't attempt since riding solo & the hard panniers.
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  18. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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    Was always interested in this route as I live in Snoqualmie - would be an awesome loop from home. Did you exit at cabin creek (Easton) or were you able to pop out at Hyak?

    May have to do some exploring tomorrow....
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  19. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    You can't get to top of Hyak (legally). But if you follow the power lines, the route is obvious ;-)
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  20. Lost-n-Lovin-It

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    My son and I did this ride on Friday and had a blast. We came up from the south and stayed on the 52 until it connected with the 54. There is a little parking area just past the intersection. From there we hiked, about 2 miles into the old ghost town of Lester. Not much there but my boy thought it was cool and super creepy.
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    The roads were all easily passable. Great ride for anyone new to ADV riding, and some spectacular views along the way.
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