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Old 02-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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must see , must do around Fort Rock ?

I have the first week of April off and plan to load my 450 and a friends' bike
on the trailer and go play in the Fort rock area before heading North to Odessa for the Desert 100 .
I rode my 950 in the Christmas valley area a couple years ago but only for 2 days so limited exploration .
Any must do trails ?
Are we to expect snow on the trails or are they clear by then ?
Any input is welcome .
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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Nice rides Fort Rock

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I have the first week of April off and plan to load my 450 and a friends' bike
on the trailer and go play in the Fort rock area before heading North to Odessa for the Desert 100 .
I rode my 950 in the Christmas valley area a couple years ago but only for 2 days so limited exploration .
Any must do trails ?
Are we to expect snow on the trails or are they clear by then ?
Any input is welcome .
Thanks
I've enjoyed the Christmas Valley (fuel stop, lunch), then left turn just east of town for Crack-In-the-Ground. Goes past Green Mtn L.O.See google maps. This gravel/dirt road goes to hwy 20.
Also Fandango road is great, but goes other direction.
Hart mtn national antelope refuge has great riding, hot springs and camp grounds. This road comes out on east side of Steens Mtns. Take extra fuel.

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Green Mtn L.O. at the far mountain ahead.

This was a solo Feb 2009 trip with the CB250 Adventure bike. Rode over two snowy passes to get here.


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Old 02-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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Xmas Valley Dunes. Fun place to play just don't forget your flag. Bikes have to have them now also.

Military plane crash sites/memorials south of Xmas Valley Dunes. Fun to hunt for and amazing once you find them.

Lost Forest

Ghost town of "Stauffer"

Obsidian deposits and views on Glass Buttes

Derrick Cave

Crack in the Ground

That is big country out there with a lot of cool stuff to see. I guaranty you won't have time to see it all. Snow will keep you out of Newberry Crater and other places like that until later in the year.

Oh yea don't forget your fishing pole for the absolutely unforgettable "Cabin Lake".
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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Oh yea don't forget your fishing pole for the absolutely unforgettable "Cabin Lake".
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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Don't forget the many shopping opportunities at the malls in those parts. No sales tax!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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There isn't much left of it, but in xmas valley there used to be the largest radar array on the west coast--the Backscatter Radar site.

http://www.opb.org/news/article/back...-installation/
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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Oh yea don't forget your fishing pole for the absolutely unforgettable "Cabin Lake".
I went to fire camp there and don't remember much water...
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #8
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I have the first week of April off and plan to load my 450 and a friends' bike
on the trailer and go play in the Fort rock area before heading North to Odessa for the Desert 100 .
I rode my 950 in the Christmas valley area a couple years ago but only for 2 days so limited exploration .
Any must do trails ?
Are we to expect snow on the trails or are they clear by then ?
Any input is welcome .
Thanks
Arzach,

The inmates just told you of some great places and great riding. As for the snow--you will be fine in the lower elevations. Make sure if you go to the ORV area you have a green sticker-----or deal with a $180 fuck you from the feds.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info ,
I am not a fan of that kind of money transactions .
The bike is plated and has Orv sticker , that should give me
Enough playground .
Thanks again for everyone's reply
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Arzach,

The inmates just told you of some great places and great riding. As for the snow--you will be fine in the lower elevations. Make sure if you go to the ORV area you have a green sticker-----or deal with a $180 fuck you from the feds.
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