Westside Washington State - Tracks or a Thread?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by woodinville, May 30, 2018.

  1. woodinville

    woodinville I like my eggs medium and my trails poached!

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    I remember a few years ago seeing a thread about a westside route, can someone point me to that or other threads that route the westside of Washington State?
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  2. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver Supporter

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    what kinda route?
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  3. fjmartin

    fjmartin Long timer

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    Maybe the BestRest route from the coast to Idaho? Northwest passage. Can get from their site.


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  4. woodinville

    woodinville I like my eggs medium and my trails poached!

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    Northwest passage is east/west, I'm looking for north / south
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  5. woodinville

    woodinville I like my eggs medium and my trails poached!

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    off road
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  6. fjmartin

    fjmartin Long timer

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    I only know of the WABDR but that's more central WA just east of the Cascades. I'd love to know if there is something on the West side that actually goes a long way on dirt.
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  7. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver Supporter

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    when you say offroad, I assume you mean dirt forest road? nothing like that over on this side; nor has their been in my 30yrs living in Seattle area.. bits and pieces; sure, but many routes have been closed off due to tweakers; environmentalists, huge areas closed after 9/11 (mostly several giant watershed areas that used to be open for recreational use).. however, you can still find a few spots here and there.. plenty of places to play around on for a day, or an overnight trip. Up around Darrington/Mountain Loop/Rat Trap Pass, Stevens Pass area; Snoqualmie Pass, down around Greenwater etc.

    and you can always go over the pass and in less then two hours you can be on the WABDR..

    anyway, good luck
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  8. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    There is a great loop around the Olympic National Forest. I will look and see if I can find my GPS tracks form a couple of years ago and post it. Here is a link from another thread (in regional forums), The section around the "High Steel Bridge" is pertinent to the Olympics section
    https://advrider.com/index.php?thre...ed-to-impress-gf.1322589/page-2#post-35380370

    This describes much of what some people call the Olympics Back Country Discovery Route.
    Here's a link to Forest Service maps of the area: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/olympic/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5353847
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  9. Actionable Mango

    Actionable Mango Been here awhile

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    Friendly reminder.

    I would very much like this if you have it.
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  10. tswift

    tswift n00b

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    Yeah check out the Grip Twister Olympic Loop on google. It’s a super fun route. Did last year with 3 other guys, all on DRZ400’s.
    Olympic National Forest has some fun forest service roads and a single track at Lower Big Quilcene Trail Head. Forest Service offers their motor vehicle use maps, check it out, lots of gravel roads around.
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  11. OlyPen

    OlyPen Pavement convert

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    Yep - Grip Twister Tours and Sound Rider has several including OlyPen Loop.
    Oh, a 20% chance of rain out here = 1/2" of rain - unless you're in one of the two rain forests where it's, u know, wet.
    I rode the GTT Oly Peninsula Loop 4 days solo on my DRz last spring. I struggled with the GTT route features and non-compatibility with my Garmin 395.
    New unit, new user and desire to load tracks, create routes grabbing files - lost a lot of functionality. GTT told me most guys use their phone so that's where he's headed.

    I hope someone is working on AI for dirt bikes that searches locally for killer tracks :1drink
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