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Old 09-07-2010, 12:35 PM   #195
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Originally Posted by DR. Rock
Great report! Any chance you could post or send some tracks? I'm scouting routes for Mobius' re-entry into the lower 48 next year and from the looks of it, you guys ferreted out some of the tasty ... well played.


I gotta say, when we hit the snow drifts, I flip to the topo maps and check the elevation of the road ahead. We've never made it higher than 400ft in elevation beyond that first drift before the road became impassable -- meaning the snow is higher than 2 ft. deep all the way across the path so we turned around, not we plowed ahead until we buried the bikes, and then went all Fitzcarraldo. YOU GUYS ARE NUTS! I love it!
Hey DR. Rock
Thanks for checking in

Well, our actual tracks from the ride are kind of a mess. They're still sitting in Norm and we haven't cleaned them up at all.

However, we just used tracks that we got from larryboy, and ADV.
I'm pretty sure these are the ones:



The Pacific Crest Quest from R-dubb We did Day 6 and Day 7 on this ride.
(gpx link at the bottom of that first post)

Oregon Back Country Discovery Route, again from R-dubb Our gpx files came from larryboy, but I think he was using these tracks.
Larryboy, correct me if I'm wrong...

We went up Crane Mountain by accident, just trying to "connect the dots." It shouldn't be hard to route yourself onto that trail...
When the GPS tracks stop - just take the steep, loose, LEFT up the mountain!

more OBCDR track info here


CD ride from BigDog Including the optional Fleecer Ridge tracks.

We had some issues getting to Lava Mountain, but it was probably us.
Someone who knows how to plan can map out a better route from the CDT to Lava Mountain to Fleecer Ridge and then back on the trail.
BigWan and I did a crap job of it.

Oh, that reminds me - we did detour off the CDT tracks to go to Farson, WY. Totally worth it.
Our ride through the Great Divide Basin was spectacular!
I read about Farson here



TAT west - Well, I'm pretty sure that you're good on TAT tracks...


Since you are scouting routes, I'll also mention
This new ride from BigDog, just in case you haven't seen it.
Sounds pretty promising...the Tour of Idaho is all the rage these days.

Edited
to thank NOTAR_520 for the Tour of Idaho link!

I know with all that talk of "no big bikes," Matt is itching to get out there!


As far as the snow - Yeah... it's just that same ol' "Tyranny of the Trail."
It gets us every time!
Unless the Voice of Reason is around...




LittleWan screwed with this post 09-07-2010 at 03:26 PM Reason: to give credit to NOTAR_520!
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