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Old 02-11-2011, 05:36 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by oremike View Post
I've heard of a dirt road between Twickenham and Madras I'd like to find.
Oh YES. You really do want to find that road
I mean really kick ass, real adventure stuff .
70mph dirt roads for miles, and then 1st gear muddy rut manuevers for miles, and lots of in-between, for miles, and miles.
And NO PEOPLE for miles.

And definitely use Ladukabob's link (you quoted above) to the Horse Heaven Mines and Ghost towns, it will add some fun.

DO NOT go ride it when it is wet, or has been wet recently.
I picked a reasonably dry day, and it was big time rut city in many places from the ranch trucks going through all winter to feed their cattle.
There is no gravel there, and while mud can be fun, it will get a bit tiring after 70 miles of it.

Originally Posted by liv2rydktms View Post
Does that mean you didn't get out to ride?

I hope you don't mind my posting about Washougal mines I have heard about
them but can't seem to find any info. One is called Mabee mine, and I think it was a copper mine. I have heard it is not located close to Mabee mine road!

The twickerham area is an awesome area to ride. We rode alot of that area last spring. We had no particular route just rode what seemed interesting sort of like free stylin except two wheels were on the ground most of the time! Hoping you are out riding!
Oh yes, I rode. And rode and rode.
It was just a bit colder for the start than last Thursday was, so I hung out in Government camp for an extra 1/2 hour,
and had an extra cup of coffee while the road thawed a bit.
The long road to Twickenham was really fun, and I WILL post a proper report.
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
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