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Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Laugh Thanks again for your help with the planning west...

Thanks again for your help with the planning west of Ashland. I also worked out a big loop through Seiad Valley CA but that will have to wait for another trip.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,441
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
ADV link with LOTS of map links

Here's a thread in ADV "Tread Lightly" which provides a growing list of links to all kinds of maps that are available on-line or to purchase. It includes FS, BLM, State, OHV recreation, etc. Check...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Completed ride

We completed the ride in October. The section from Ashland to Grants Pass worked out well.

Here's the ride report. The link to our tracks in LDTs is on page 1.
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Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Rudio Mtn area

Yeah, getting over Rudio Mtn is a no-go because of private land. But based on my post-ride research, I think it's legal and doable to swing southeast~ish from Holmes Crk Rd to Franks Crk Rd to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Bridge detour

Add it to your "honeydo" list! :deal
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Hwy 245 Dooley Mtn

I don't recall any specific burn near the mountain, but most forests are a mix of burned, logged, replanted and ready for harvest areas. What caught my attention was how the private land in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 14 Ontario to home (Idaho)

No tracks for today since it was mostly paved roads. After a decent continental breakfast, we rode through picturesque farmland toward home in Idaho.

It was mostly uneventful except for being...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 13 John Day to Ontario cont'd

We hit a couple deadends before working our way west to FS14 which connects to gravel Otis Valley Rd which heads south out of the forest to dry cattle country....
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 13 John Day to Ontario 180 miles

We had breakfast at the Outpost Grill where we were told that Hwy 395 was closed because a hunter was threatening to shoot people near Seneca. :loco Not a big surprise considering all the hard liquor...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 12 Spray to John Day cont'd

Back to our story…
Since it appeared we couldn’t get to the Lookout from the west side of Rudio Mtn, I decided to try to reach it from the east side. We backtracked to Hwy 19, went north then turned...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 12 Spray to John Day cont'd

I have since found these maps in a BLM document from 2007 stating that they intend to stop maintaining all the lettered routes but will allow others to maintain them (i.e. landowners to access...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 12 Spray to John Day 180 miles but only 130 legal miles?

Today was a mix of disappointment, nice scenery and inadvertent trespassing.

(tracks edited to remove trespassing)
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-MC2Br5B/0/O/i-MC2Br5B.jpg

After a basic...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 11 Madras to Spray cont'd

We could have continued on dirt to Spray via Winlock but decided to grab some lunch in Service Creek at the Stage Stop, on paved Hwy 19, which parallels the river. They serve good chili.

Bad...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 11 Madras to Spray cont'd

Most of the land around here looks to be private and gated. We saw very few ungated roads except near the Horse Heaven ghost town. There wasn’t much at the ghost town - just one building, a truck,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 11 Madras to Spray 107 miles

The motel provided a basic continental breakfast and then we were back on track. Today went as planned and the terrific scenery made it one of our favorites. :rayof The recent rain cut down the dust...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 10 Cottage Grove to Madras 160 miles

My original plan was to take pavement about 30 miles then dirt for 85 miles to Rainbow on the McKenzie River through the Willamette NF. The next day we would go 135 miles in the forest past then Lk...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 9 Roseburg to Cottage Grove 78 miles

It was raining and cold and forecasted to continue for the next few days. We decided to “shorten the day” because Mbiker’s chain was getting worn and neither of us felt like spending all day in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 8 Grants Pass to Roseburg cont'd

We wove our way along the Rogue River past Indian Mary Park, where I could see the end of the tree-blocked track. (There are three tracks in this area but the other two are gated.) There is a café...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 8 Grants Pass to Roseburg 142 miles

Some re-routing required today due to a downed tree and logging.
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nWdbpv8/0/O/i-nWdbpv8.jpg

This morning's ride required some pavement along the Rogue River to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 7 Ashland to Grants Pass cont'd

Applegate Lake had a bad case of bathtub ring. Not the crystal clear mountain lake I had envisioned but it will do. The lakeside store was closed for the season....
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 7 Ashland to Grants Pass 123 miles

I love it when a plan comes together! :clap

This was a fantastic day with great roads and views. (Thanks to Inmates dhally and Easygojoe for warning me about OHV trails in the area and providing...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 6 Diamond Lake to Ashland cont'd

more fall colors and some drizzle
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L3WVxLf/0/M/i-L3WVxLf-M.jpg

fog on the mountain tops created an eerie scene...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 6 Diamond Lake to Ashland cont'd

Some great roads and scenery today. :wings One of my favorites:
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4bBKff3/0/M/i-4bBKff3-M.jpg

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RFdVDgs/0/M/i-RFdVDgs-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 6 Diamond Lake to Ashland 181 miles (140 on OBDR)

We had not gassed up the night before but the station (at the north end of the lake) was still closed the next morning at 8am. We could get gas in Prospect so we motored on. :pynd...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 5 Bend to Diamond Lake 120 miles (70 on "OBDR")

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7KrbQgq/0/O/i-7KrbQgq.jpg

Another day of no “Go” navigation caused me to get confused leaving Bend. We got on Century Rd and picked up the route about 6 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 4 Prineville to Bend cont'd

Near the summit the road became curvy and swoopy. Fun, fun, fun.

Amazingly, someone managed to get a Class A motorhome over steep waterbars and down part of this road. :huh
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Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 4 Prineville to Bend cont'd

The ADV tracks take Stevens Canyon to Indian Ford Rd but we missed a turn near Squaw Flat Rd (FS1393). We paralleled it on Witt Rd instead and into Sisters.

Nice country around Sisters including...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 4 Prineville to Bend cont'd

The Cove Palisades State Park is stunning, especially in the morning light.
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Rzg4fsw/0/M/i-Rzg4fsw-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 4 Prineville to Bend 142 miles (~100 on "OBDR")

On this day, the route would not “boot up” at all on the GPS. I could not access ANY data. Fortunately, Mbiker had loaded abbreviated versions of the routes onto his old Garmin and took over the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 3 John Day to Prineville cont'd

The piece de resistance was Historic Summit Road. :rayof
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vqLDJ5G/0/M/i-vqLDJ5G-M.jpg

This road varied in surface conditions from narrow, rocky, steep, rutted,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Bridgeport to Sumpter?

Hey MadChap,
Can you provide some intel on my proposed route from Bridgeport to Sumpter?

Also, I would like to know if anyone has ridden Cottonwood Rd on Day 13 of our trip northwest of Beulah...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 3 John Day to Prineville 166 miles (150 on "OBDR")

Most of the day followed the OBDR tracks and it was a good one. :clap

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Cw6GJd5/0/O/i-Cw6GJd5.jpg

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-J43ZHgH/0/O/i-J43ZHgH.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 2 cont'd

colorful Larch Creek
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JL9B8M2/0/M/i-JL9B8M2-M.jpg

We dropped to the beautiful Logan Valley on a little more pavement, then took a rutted two-track and climbed...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 2 cont'd

Day 2 Sumpter to John Day cont'd
We headed to the small community of Unity which sits in a lovely valley past the Unity Reservoir. :robin
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Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 2 Sumpter to John Day

Sumpter to John Day 137 miles (~50 on "OBDR")

We had taken pizza leftovers back to the motel the night before. Good thing because the only place in town for breakfast, the Scoop n Steamer Café,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 1 cont'd

We hit Hwy 26 for a mile then headed north on Willowcreek Rd.
http://eastbaydirtbag.smugmug.com/photos/i-QsHvsf5/0/M/i-QsHvsf5-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Day 1 Ontario to Sumpter

Day 1 Ontario to Sumpter 104 miles (0 on “OBDR”)

Our original plan was to head northwest to Unity but couldn’t get reservations because the only motel was filled with hunters. So, we went with the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
2 dirtbags do the Oregon Twisted Helix

2,000 miles over 14 days in mid-October including ~500 miles on the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route "OBCDR" or “OBDR”. A dual sport loop around Oregon but not through the desert. I followed parts...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 11-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
Overview of entire route

Overview of the actual route
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LJjJpNz/0/O/i-LJjJpNz.jpg
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 11-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Eastbay Dirtbag
File 3, Planned but not ridden sections

File 3 Planned but not ridden sections (11 tracks)
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