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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by nwgs, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. No-Fret

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    Rode down to Crystal Crane Hotsprings in Crane OR from Lakewood WA, for the annual Giant Loop Ride. Lots of fun.

    Swung by John Day Painted Hills

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    Highway 19 in Oregon
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    Crystal Crane Hotsprings
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  7. offthewallds

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    First time moto camping with the ol lady this last weekend. Came over Cayuse Pass and camped in Cora. The Cascade Peaks campground had a nice spot looking across the Cowlitz River.
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    Riffe Lake overlook on Hwy 12.
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    Headed south on 411 thru Longview and over to Route 47 thru Vernonia. That was a bitchin route and beautiful roads. Went down to PDX area to my buddy's and stayed over in their restored Skyline camper. Hauled back up i5 on Sunday. Stayed dry until Tacoma, then the sky opened up and drenched us for the last hour home. Pretty good for a 480mi weekend.
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  9. SmokeRing

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    Got over to the east side via Hwy 410 last Thursday. My goal was to see some of the geologic scars from the massive ice age floods about 15000 years ago. CWU professor Nick Zenter has some good info on YouTube, among others.

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    Rocky Coulee from Ginkgo Petrified Forest SP.

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    Wanapum Dam.

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    From the dam looking south at Sentinel Gap through the Saddle Mtns (about 10 miles south of the I-90 bridge). The flood waters backed up in the gap, and rose about half way up the mountain. I'm going to follow Crab Creek east along the foot of Saddle Mtn, a mixture of pavement and easy gravel.

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    Drumheller Channels, largely in the Columbia NWR, south of Moses Lake. It's hard to get a sense of it from a picture, but the flood waters carved the basalt into a bunch of connected channels, many of which have nice lakes in them now. "Butte and basin scabland" according to Bretz. Several miles of easy gravel, very quiet.

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    Following the flood upstream past Soap Lake to Dry Falls. The floods didn't last long, but for at least a few days the water was 100 feet higher than the 400 foot rock face of the falls.

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    Headed west and then south to the head of Moses Coulee. Then I continued on the route of the flood waters which formed and enlarged the coulee to reach the Columbia River 20 miles away, south of Wenatchee.
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  10. Third Rex

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    712E99CD-6D62-41CF-8195-36B96A83C58D.jpeg B4EAFC9C-A9D0-4268-890F-D60E13FD284C.jpeg Took a nice 400+ mile solo tour through the south Olympics. 2 nights of camping, got pretty soaked the first day! I had couple of minor mishaps and misroutings, but wouldn’t be adventure riding if there wasn’t.
  11. One Fat Roach

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    It really is quite something to sit back and think about. How special our landscape is here in WA and the PNW in general. To think about the changes its seen over the thousands of years. Its something amazing.
    Thanks for sharing
  12. Ladybug

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    Thanks I have now subscribed to Nick Zenter's channel. Once a person gets off I-90 the eastern WA terrain can be very fascinating or extremely boring depending on the person's perspective. I find the Missoula Floods path extremely interesting. The Channeled Scablands which is the southern part W. of Spokane and S. to the Vantage area and S to the Snake River are also interesting.
    http://www.sevenwondersofwashingtonstate.com/the-channeled-scablands.html and http://hugefloods.com/Scablands.html give overviews of what the scablands are.

    As I was scanning the articles I discovered the Palouse River didn't create the beautiful canyon at the Palouse Falls, the flood did.
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  13. DirtBikeMike07

    DirtBikeMike07 Been here awhile

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    I live very close to Walulla gap. At the start of the Columbia river gorge. Lots of flood history here. I really enjoy the geological history of this area. And it makes for great riding! Nicks videos are great. If you like the flood stuff check out these guys also. They are standing right where I park my bike to take in the beauty of this area. Explaining the incredible events that happened here. Locals call this area Honda heaven. It was an awesome place to ride and explore years ago. Now it's pretty much closed. It is pretty awesome to stand here 900ft above the river, and think about water being 100ft above you! The first guy is Bruce Bjornstad, Our local flood historian. He has a great website and a few books on the subject. The next is Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson. Very interesting guys. They took a tour of the flood areas around the PNW and made videos like this one. They were on a Joe Rogan show talking about this too. Very interesting folks and subject.
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  14. No-Fret

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    I love geology. Thanks for this.
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    Another guru inmate here is @Captain Hobo . He lives eats and breaths all this stuff..just incredible. Hi buddy! :super
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  16. Captain Hobo

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    Yep. Bjornstad is the master of flood geology around here. I've got all of his books and enjoy randomly wanding to an interesting feature.

    Red flag on Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson, tho'. We're no doubt gonna hear about how Noah surfed the Jökulhlaup on a UFO whch ended up in Hanford and that's where the US got the technology to build the atomic bomb.
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  18. DirtBikeMike07

    DirtBikeMike07 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I tried to stress those two were "interesting" haha.
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    Nothing like goofing off in those flood scars (though one of those canyons has deeper history) off Meals Rd, yep.
  20. DirtBikeMike07

    DirtBikeMike07 Been here awhile

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    Ok so let's hear about Meals rd. I can see it from my house!
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