I-90 to Greenwater

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

  1. BaddAndy

    BaddAndy Been here awhile

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    SNOTEL says 12.6" at Stampede Pass
  2. TexaNate

    TexaNate Riding hard or hardly riding

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    I may be misinterpreting this map but it looks like there’s a solid chance of getting through Stampede?
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  3. erg59

    erg59 DoesThisKTMmakeMeLookFat?

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    I've wondered how accurate that map is I will be curious what you actually find riding it. I have the wheels off getting new TKCs put on otherwise I would join you Good Luck!
  4. JoelT

    JoelT Adventurer

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    Let us know how it goes TexaNate! Hopefully the ledge near Pyramid pass is finally clear...Those snow drifts there tend to hang around long after other areas have melted.
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  5. Byway Writer

    Byway Writer Backroads Explorer

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    Still no passage from FS70 and FS54. I'd say another week or two for a motorcycle to get through. Snow stopped me at about 5,100 ft. near Pyramid Peak. 20210616_135542.jpg 20210616_140452.jpg
  6. Snowlover

    Snowlover Been here awhile

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    You may be able to work hard and punch through the stampede pass and potentially drop in to Lester due to the south slope exposure, but last Saturday it would have taken too much work for me. Snow was slushy, so you really dug in instead of being able to go over the snow.
  7. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Going to the Wallowa Jamboree next week. On Day 1 from Tacoma, planned to go up the Greenwater Road, over Pyramid Pass, and down the Little Naches to Cliffdel. Always a nice ride. Not this year!

    Thanks to this thread, guess I'm going over Chinook.
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  8. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    If I am correctly identifying the pictures, it's going to be much longer. After you get into the saddle, there is the left turn where the snow melts last - usually a huge wall because of the drifts with some other shady areas all the way to the 7036/PCT crossing.
  9. Snowlover

    Snowlover Been here awhile

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    Wow. That really puts a damper on this route. That does looks like the area you described.
  10. JoelT

    JoelT Adventurer

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    Yeah, this area. Seems like there is always late snow there and someone just gets lucky and makes it across in late June or early July. Who will it be this year?

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  11. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Agreed. That left turn mentioned is always the reality check, just when you think you might just make it this time. :D
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  12. TexaNate

    TexaNate Riding hard or hardly riding

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    Bravely ran away at Lizard Lake (coming from the I-90 side). According to my map this is the highest point of FS 54 at ~3,700 ft. I was 100% sure I could make it through this drift headed downhill but only 60% sure I could make it back headed uphill, and I promised myself I would only use my z-drag and my bungee-paddle tire solutions to get me *out* of trouble, not in. Excuses, excuses - but I had a blast exploring the nearby trails (virtually all of which were cut off by snow eventually). 43C6A722-BB6A-4BA8-9D53-D8D81C4E2438.jpeg 0453B968-FDB6-4094-B5E4-314F937D35F8.jpeg
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  13. JoelT

    JoelT Adventurer

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    I'm heading up there tomorrow. Will be coming from the I 90 side. If anyone wants to join me send me a pm.
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  14. erg59

    erg59 DoesThisKTMmakeMeLookFat?

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    I left home early to beat the heat 1913 loop is open but you still hit snow going the other way up thru the Silver forest.. but you can get all the way over to 90. I saw giant in velvet Elk and also run across JoelT we had a nice chat! IMG_1064.JPG IMG_1067.JPG
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  15. beerbaron

    beerbaron soldier of misfortune

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    mosied up the backside of the ski areas, still some snow up on the sidings, for what thats worth. gotta be about/near the same as stampede. even had my first get off
  16. Car Sun Key

    Car Sun Key Pick a direction and go

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    Passing easton on my way back from IDBDR and couldn't help but do a snow check...

    Stampede is free and clear of snow!

    Wentto the Easton crossing as well. Its about knee deep but I have way too junk on the bike from the trip to attempt.
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  17. vipers28

    vipers28 GSA Mountains

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    I am going to try this Friday from FS70 to 90, see how it goes.
  18. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Figured it would be at least 4th of July with the snowpack being what it is . . . . . .
    Who's gonna be first to make it over the top from the 90 side ?:lurk

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  19. TexaNate

    TexaNate Riding hard or hardly riding

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    I doubt I’m the first but I and my dad rode from I-90 to Greenwater and back yesterday, me on my 690 and him on our plated WR450F. 208mi including the route to and from my house. Road is in phenomenal condition, aside from being a little dusty. No big views due to clouds but we had fun!

    54, 52, 7036, 7037, 7038, 7036, Whistler Creek and into Greenwater.

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  20. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Nice pix, even without the view !

    :clap

    Cheers . . . . . :beer
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