The TAT Index

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  1. intothenew

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  2. TavisB

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  3. larryboy

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    Now I might be able to figure out where the heck I am when I faceplant...:rofl

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    Vinnie the Snake Long timer

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  7. Roam

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    Thanks for putting this together.
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  8. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    I spent two days with Sam last week going over the problem areas in Oregon.

    He is currently scheduled for vacation to go out there in June.

    We looked at the maps with my tracklogs, pictures of the actual closures, suggested reroutes and other possible reroutes.

    Here is the current list of problems and the suggested reroutes at this time. Please be advised that a few of these will change after Sam finds a better way when he goes out there.

    At Sam's request I revised these slightly from my original form and am posting these here at his request. He is now including these notes in any new set of route charts that are going out.

    So here ya go - now quit yer bitchin'!


    Here are some known problems on the TAT in Oregon, along with possible reroutes. I'll give you the mileage where the problem is, and then a possible reroute to where you hook back up.

    If you don't have Sam's route guide for the Oregon section of TAT it won't do you any good as I'm not telling you WHERE you are!


    Problem 0 - From mile 42.42 to 48.27 the road is private and now closed.
    Reroute -
    At mile 42.12 go straight, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 2.5 turn left
    At mile 3.0 turn right
    At mile 5.6 bear right
    At mile 6.0 turn left
    At mile 6.9 turn right, you are now back on course at mile 48.97.



    Problem 1- Just past corner 151.48 the road has been closed.
    Reroute -
    At corner 150.75 turn RIGHT on main gravel road instead of left, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 2.4 bear left
    At mile 2.5 turn left on pavement
    At mile 7.1 turn left on 2 track
    At mile 8.8 turn right. You are now back on course at mile 159.10.



    Problem 2 - At mile 235.12 the bridge is closed.
    Reroute -
    At mile 232.81 turn left on highway, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 1.1 turn right
    After crossing RR and river, turn right at mile 1.3
    At mile 2.4 turn LEFT. You are now back on course at mile 236.39.



    Problem 3 - A landslide has blocked the road at 325. Verified 8/28/09
    Some bikes have gone over the blockage, but it is not advised.
    Reroute -
    At mile 318.80 turn right, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 2.5 bear left
    At mile 3.5 turn hard left
    At mile 5.2 bear left
    At mile 9.7 bear right
    At mile 9.8 bear left
    At mile 12.2 bear right
    At mile 12.7 bear right
    At mile 13.5 turn left
    At mile 13.7 bear right
    At mile 19.0 turn right. You are back on course at mile 334.12
    This reroute is all dirt, but slightly longer.



    Problem 4 - the gas station at mile 438.39 has closed as of 8/28/09.
    Alternate gas can be found by going straight at mile 441.31 for 3.4 miles,
    turn left, go 0.4 miles, gas on left - regular only.
    Also the end of day motel near here is closed.


    Problem 5 - at mile 449.12 the road has been closed - there are actually two closures in this area.
    Reroute -
    At mile 449.12 go straight, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 0.4 turn hard left
    At mile 0.8 bear left
    At mile 1.6 bear left
    At mile 2.1 bear right (left branch is blocked)
    At mile 2.9 bear left
    At mile 4.7 go straight
    At mile 5.4 turn left
    At mile 7.0 go straight
    At mile 8.0 bear left
    At mile 8.4 go straight. You are back on route at mile 456.80


    Problem 6 - The route between miles 483 and 493 is a mess. Beautiful area through. Ridden 8/29/09
    They are logging that area, there have been fires, there are new roads, and old roads are closed.
    Some of the roads on the maps are not there, and there are roads that are not on the maps.
    I would suggest that you bring your roll charts for this area, and have a mapping GPS.
    A mid sized bike can make it through, big bikes might have trouble.


    Problem 7 - the road from 509.14 to 509.70 is blocked.
    Reroute -
    At mile 590.14 turn left and take the lower road through.
    You will rejoin the route at approx mile 512.29



    Problem 8 - at mile 539.5 the route is closed by a landslide.
    Reroute -
    At mile 536.48 go STRAIGHT, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 0.9 turn left onto pavement.
    At mile 2.9 turn left
    At mile 3.2 bear left
    At mile 7.3 go straight. You are back on route at mile 541.94



    Problem 9 - at mile 569 the bridge has been removed.
    Reroute -
    At mile 568.20 go straight, reset trip meter to 0.0
    At mile 1.2 go straight
    At mile 11.6 you have reached Pacific Coast Highway. Port Orford is left 3 miles.
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  9. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Thanks Scott.

    Did Sam, by chance, recommend any particular oil? :lol3
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  10. eatalotapeaches

    eatalotapeaches finding my own way

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    Thanks guys for the index and updates! :clap
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  11. captain

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  12. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Excellent job! Thanks for preparing this.
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  13. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    It's just a few more months till "TAT Season"...
    Perfect time for a "Bump".

    Soon we will get to read about all the Adventures. :lurk
    Let's go!

    Q~
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  14. D-man

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    need to talk a mod into making this one a Sticky!
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  15. ThatGuy

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    You mofos that just completed should give us dreamers some info! :evil
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  16. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Completed...the RR is here. Have yet to post the last day but its something every future TAT'er should look at for needed route information as it is the most recent RR as of now.
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  17. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Very timely I found this as I am on my way end of the week...:clap
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  18. YukonTracker

    YukonTracker Ride your Way

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    Now this beats using the wonderful "search" to no avail feature:clap Thanks a bunch for putting this together.
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  19. amoroso6

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    hey rider what day are you leaving? we get into jellico on sunday and are hitting the trail on monday. maybe we will see you there.
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  20. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Sam rode and updated several areas this past summer... the updates are available somewhere around here.

    But if you are working with older mapsets (prior to late summer 2010) here are some updates for Nevada -

    At mile 55.86 it's really tough to find this corner. A couple of other riders and myself ribboned it with yellow ribbon late August 2009, but they may not be there by now. If you go on to Indian Springs, you went too far. If I remember correctly you are on the two track, curving right uphill around some big rocks then you curve left. Just where you curve left you make a hard right then a left curve across a flat brushy area (200') then enter scrub cedar trees. With a GPS it's not too hard, but by roll chart it's rough. It becomes a quad trail through the trees winding along until you cross a rocky creek bed then you turn left to go up and over the saddle.

    The west side of Eureka is a mess.... the best way around it is to turn left at 216.28 (I think that is the right place), go down that good gravel road SW about 2.0 miles, turn right at the bottom of the hill on the good gravel road, follow that 1.4 miles, turn left on that road, you are back on track at mile 218.97.

    Just past Battle Mt at mile 358.50 it's tough to tell where to go.... you turn left just BEFORE a fence line, follow it north along the fence line, not far past the end of the fence the two track will jog left. Go a short distance (.12 miles) then turn right along a line of scrub on a VERY faint two track (this is the infamous Nevada single track section). You will be heading NNE about 3.7 miles until you hit a good two track heading north. The last mile or so is along sheep creek (basically a dry faint wash).

    Just before you reach McDermitt you run into a new fence. This is about at mile 490.5. Turn left at that fence, go south .9 miles, turn right (west) and follow that gravel road 3.1 miles until you hit the highway. Turn right (north), go 2.6 miles, turn left, you are back on track at mile 494.64.
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