Port Angeles Thread

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Reeds Moto, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. SmokeRing

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    I took a ride on NF-28 SE of Sequim yesterday. I left Hwy 101 at Palo Alto Rd, and rejoined the highway on Snow Creek Rd, north of Quilcene. The gravel is in good shape, but there is still a bit of snow above ~ 2800'. Around Bon Jon Pass, NW of the junction of NF-28/NF-27/Gold Creek Rd, was a couple of hundred yards of double track thru about 4" of snow, but clear gravel the whole distance.

    NF-27 continuing south to Quilcene looked fine, but in past years the higher stretches have remained blocked until May. Lords Lake Loop Rd, about 10 miles south of Snow Creek Rd, is a similar way into the forest, and the roads meet at the lake.

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  2. patrown

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    I appreciate the snow report, my last ride in southern olympics I was hitting snow at 2600ft on north facing slopes, I'm hoping its melting more.
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  3. Reeds Moto

    Reeds Moto That La-Z-Boy will kill you.

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    Nice! That looks like a great route to shed the weeks irritations!! There was frost on the ground this morning here in Diamond Point. So glad summer is almost here!!
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  4. RedWolf

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    I tried going up the 27 road last weekend, still too much snow to connect with the 28 road. But with the warmer weather these last few days, I'm going to have to check again soon.
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  5. Reeds Moto

    Reeds Moto That La-Z-Boy will kill you.

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    I had to get outside!! :happayI avoided the"infectious human genome" at all cost, and headed up to some trails south of Sequim on the 500. Perfect day!!

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  6. SmokeRing

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    I took a ride out west past Lake Crescent, to see if NF-29 to Forks was open yet. Very quiet on Hwy 101, probably as many motorcycles as cars. I rode nearly the length of the lake without a car in front of me, and all the logging trucks were east bound.

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    The turn-off for NF-29 isn't marked, west bound, but it's just before the Klahowya CG. This is also the eastern end of a 10 mile paved loop which rejoins Hwy 101 west of the junction with Hwy 113. The west end (maybe both) is Mary Clark Rd.

    NF-29 was in good shape, and not a hint of snow until I found this patch at about 2200'. I had been as high as 2300' in the previous mile. I scouted ahead on foot, and again no sign of snow, but I turned back anyway. NF-29 gains about another 1000' before dropping down to the Sikum/Calawah Rivers and on into Forks, but not today.

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    I headed northeast to the Strait of Juan de Fuca via NF-30. This is a few miles west of NF-29 off Hwy 101, and with a marked exit. This is easy gravel, with not much elevation gain or loss, but not unpleasant.

    Hwy 112 is always good, and the loop by Salt Creek is excellent, even if the park is taped off for now. The ride was a little over a 100 miles, at a little over 60 degrees.
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  7. PNWet

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    I live south of Seattle... I'd love to ride in that area. Singletrack, double track, old mining roads, Jeep trails, etc. Anyone care to share some starting points, or even some tracks?
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  8. NSR400

    NSR400 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I need to get out there more, never knew NF29 went out to forks, looks like a great ride.
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  9. NSR400

    NSR400 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Bon Jon Pass 0930 Sunday 4/26. NF 2909 in the back ground, heads up to Mt Townsend,

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    2909 about one mile up from Bon Jon, not passable after this point.
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  10. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer

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    Wow, in just a week that snow on 2909 is gone! 2909 at Bon Jon pass had more snow than your second photo just last Sunday. dd
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  11. CaptUglyDan

    CaptUglyDan Been here awhile

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    Ppl
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  12. RedWolf

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    Looking like it's time to make another run up the hill soon....
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  13. NSR400

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    Yes, think we have talked a few times, I believe you have GS air head with a few miles on it, in the Manchester area ?
    I think you were at the TT on the island in front of Sporty's when I made the deal for mine, that was a few years ago.
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  14. bricaud

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  15. SmokeRing

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    I found snow at 3000' on NF-27, about 2.5 miles SW of the junction with NF-28 and Gold Creek Rd. It was all clear up til then. I had ridden south from Blyn (east of Sequim) on Woods Rd and Snow Crk Rd. NF-27 was blocked about a mile west of the highest point, around 600' more in elevation.

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    At least it was a pleasant spot to be blocked, and the small cascade by the road is an upper portion of the Little Quilcene River.

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    Disappointed by my failure, I wandered around aimlessly until I found my way home. What a waste of time. I'll just keep trying until I get it right.

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  16. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer

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    Nice photos, Smokering, and thanks for putting name to that road! dd
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  17. Teufel Hunden

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    No snow up to Kloshe Nanitch!

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  18. patrown

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    How did 3040 look on the north side of ridge? does that road connect through?
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  19. Teufel Hunden

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    Looked good! A buddy and I are gonna take West Twin up the backside on Friday.
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  20. Reeds Moto

    Reeds Moto That La-Z-Boy will kill you.

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    Who got out today? Post a pic or two.:evil


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    The snow turned us around...

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    At least we had a good map guy!:clap
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