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. :)
  6. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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