Since sometime in 2011, I started working on a Dual Sport Motorcycle Adventure Route that leaves from the Hood River area and heads South to meet up at Big Lake, near Sisters, OR, where OBCDR Routes #3 & #4 take up. In my opinion, this 300+ miles of bad road goodness is the missing "Route 1" of the original Oregon BDR series. I wish to make this Cascade Discovery Route a NW-ADV thing. I worked hard finding these gems of bad roads and connecting them all together, and I wanna share it with ADV so it can be cleared, used, and RIDDEN !!...regularly. I have complete tracks now for Cascade Discovery Route's "Pinemont OHV to Big Lake". This Route will remain a work-in-progress, so check back for freshly posted tracks. We have some other interested ADVers working on "CDR Act II" whom wish to complete a very similar type of Route South from Big Lake to the Cali border, offering a more Cascades oriented alternative path than the OBDR Route 3. The Cascade Discovery Route is the long and hard way from near Hood River (Pinemont OHV) to near Sisters (Big Lake), it takes up over 300 miles on the way, trying to find the best (bad!) dirt-only roads and travels on several old historic wagon roads along the way. These are the dirt-only roads that came BEFORE the FS Development gravel roads, and have NEVER been improved. It is not a quick juant, nor an easy one. It has taken a couple of rather experienced riders a full three day & nights to get there, and three more to get back, stopping lots and camping fairly early. It has also been done solo in 11 hours riding time (one-way). This is the drawing made by one of 2013's Route riders, trying to explain this route in map form, overwriting his experience of the CDR on an OR BDR map. The CDR is the light blue squiggly line in the top left corner: (this is not the actual CDR route, just his hand drawn squiggly lines) It is a Big Bike friendly route,.....if you wanna work hard, and have some serious challenges along the way, and don't mind broken blinkers and scratches. That said, some Big Bike riders will absolutely HATE it, and likely curse me for calling such nastiness "fun". It is Small Bike friendly, too, in that it has less than 10 miles of pavement in that 300+ miles, and these are mostly just for the required gas stops, and a few one-lane paved forest gems for short stints. Some pics of said dirt-only old bad roads: This 300+ mile Route also rides some fast gravel roads South of Detroit Lake, and avoids any pavement all along the way (which is the MAIN goal). This Route passes adjacent to, as in ....you get to ride the great bad border roads,...to four designated Wilderness areas, areas that only a few special people like yourselves get to see at all. You get to ride miles and miles and miles of it. While I have already found a great set of bad and beautiful roads, there is always something better out there, so I want this Route to evolve and include it if it can be reached by dirt. I wanna add optional sections with great rough out-and-backs, dead ends with a view rewards, you know...the good stuff that riders wanna ride. So please send me info on any bad road sweetness we may be passing close to. The only payment for using these tracks is that you MUST put up some type of a Ride Report here on this thread, no matter how simple, to tell us a bit about your experience. But please, elaborate, post alotta pictures, and do it up right, willyas? Many thanks to Rob.G for setting up and hosting our website. This is a Great help to me, an analog old guy; no digital native am I. You will find our current tracks posted at cascadediscoveryroute.org (new tracks posted on July 2017) I'm serious, riders...If you ride this Route.... I wanna see your Ride Report in this thread !!!! .