Riding Around the Hood

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Killacurb

    Killacurb Dad

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    Anyone know what condition Lolo Pass rd is in? I thought I saw something about roadworks and to expect delays, but if it’s clear and I can get away from my family for a few hours I might make a morning of it?
  2. bubbastew

    bubbastew strip miner

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    Rode last Sunday and was open. Was at a meeting last night and forest service said it was going to close to replace a culvert , not sure of time frame but they did say there would be a way around closure.
  3. Killacurb

    Killacurb Dad

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    I was up there Sunday as well, did you happen to be with a couple ktm’s and husky’s?
  4. bubbastew

    bubbastew strip miner

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    Solo on a 1290. Went estimate to west then did a lap out to Timothy lake and back to hood river.
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  5. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    FYI, on Barlow Rd, the bridge a couple hundred yards north of NF-43, at Barlow Crossing, is signed and taped off as do-not-cross. Sounds like it's in need of being replaced or refurb'ed. Sign there also states it is a no-no to cross or "go around" the bridge, though Barlow Rd remains open on both sides of the bridge. There is, however, a creek crossing, oh, 200' south of the bridge that is very much doable, though I wouldn't want to have to argue the point with the powers-that-be regarding that creek crossing and the meaning of "go around the bridge". And in no way does this post constitute an admission of doing that creek crossing. :)
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  6. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Hey, it's called "Barlow Crossing" for a reason!
  7. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

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    Time for a temporary name change.................:-)
  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Do you arrive at the crossing before the sign on the bridge is within view?
  9. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    The bridge in question is north NF-43, at/near the 'Barlow Crossing CG'. The creek crossing is not on Barlow Rd, per se, but off to the east side ... easy to find.
  10. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    What I meant was, would you be able to say, "Sign? what sign?"
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  11. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    ... if you ride fast enough.
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  12. DirtToTar

    DirtToTar Adventurer

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    All Hood River County recreation trails are closed to motorized use. Oregon Department of Forestry raised the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to 3 at 12:01am on 7-16-18. The waiver that allowed NW Area trails to remain open during IFPL 1 and 2 days is no longer in effect. All HRC trails will remain closed to motorized use until the IFPL drops back down to a 2. This will most likely not take place until September.
    Non-licensed motorized vehicles are still allowed on improved forest roads. Improved roads are those that are vegetation free and rocked.
    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Thanks!
    Henry Buckalew
    Trails Program Coordinator/Forest Technician II
    Hood River County Forestry Department
    office: (541)387-7089
    cell: (541)387-4295
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  13. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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  14. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    Due to the need to secure the White River Fire area for the safe operation of ground and aerial firefighting resources the 43 Road is closed from its junction with Rd. 3530 (Barlow Road) East to the 48 Road. The 48 Road is closed from the junction of the 43 Road Southwest to the junction of the 4885 Road. We thank the public for their cooperation during these emergency closures.

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  15. woodrc

    woodrc Been here awhile

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    is there a fire down there?
  16. JAS4

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    No fires showing on inciweb in that vicinity (yet?); however, that road closure notice was posted on the mt. hood forest website today.

    White River Fire Emergency Road Closure - FSR 43 & FSR 48

    Date(s): Jul 25, 2018

    FSR 43 is temporarily closed to allow for safe air and ground firefighting operations from its' junction with 3530 (Barlow Road) East to the 48 Road. The 48 Road is also closed from the junction of the 43 Road Southwest to the junction of the 4885 Road.
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    Mr Dual Sport Roaming Rambler

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    InciWeb is behind in marking fires on the map. So many have blown up this week it’s taking them time to catch up.
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    tdewitt gas'n it

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    The White River Fire is 90% contained and full containment is expected tonight. Crews continue to mop-up and are cutting hazard trees. They have also finished constructing fire line and laying hose around the fire perimeter. The fire remains at 28 acres. Aviation resources were released yesterday. Three hand crews and several engines remain on the fire. Forest Creek and Grindstone campgrounds are closed due to the fire. Road closures are also in effect as a result of the fire. See previous posts or the website for details.

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  19. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Great news...that one had me worried (okay they all do, but I recreate too much in that area!)
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  20. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    The Forest Service-Mt. Hood National Forest
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    Today the Mt. Hood NF extended Public Use Fire Restrictions for an additional 30 days due to continued hot, dry weather conditions. No campfires, target shooting, or OHV riding are allowed anywhere on the forest. Please do your part to protect our National Forest from wildfire and thank you for your help.