Up to now we've been following the WABDR as laid out by Touratech. I think we were hesitant to just follow in someone else's tracks, but the excellent videos by Noren Films really put the hook in us.
Along with the Tracks Touratech provides, we would also use established tracks for the Crown Jewel section of the OBDR. Finally, we tapped Tony Hugel's expert knowledge of California, and as usual, he came through with roads so good, you know you want to come here again before your even done. http://backcountry-byways.blogspot.com/
Our route still had a few holes and I was looking forward to filling them. Getting from Hood River to the start of the Crown Jewels would be my first opertunity.