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Old 02-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #166
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No riding for me this weekend, went to the Coast instead! It's been many many years, what a cool place.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:57 PM   #167
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Trout Creek is Passable

Headed for Ashwood then south along Trout Creek to see if it was currently fordable. Put 96 miles on the Wee today, only 6 on pavement

Took a bunch of pictures, sorry but they were all with my Galaxy S3 as I didn't bring the real camera. So I did take some time to fix them as best as possible.

Ashwood Road between Madras and Ashwood. It's in great condition right now:














Jefferson and Hood both in this picture:











Trout Creek Road south out of Ashwood:













Here's the first....and always deepest crossing. I considered trying it and thought it wouldn't be too tough. However I was alone, had a bald rear tire, it was getting late, and even if I did cross it, I'm pretty sure I couldn't make it across the Ochocoo's due to the snow. So this was as far as I got today.



Here's a shot zoomed in:




Good lighting on the way home:




If you're ever riding in the area and it's been wet, do not.....believe me......do not ride south along Hay Creek Ranch road. This is what it looks like after a month without moisture:




Definitely time for a new tire....it was really squirrly today...



Riding is great right now!!!

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #168
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That looks a lot drier than I expected over there. I think it's time to start heading east. Keep the pictures comin Tim, and I'll have to leave earlier than expect it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #169
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[QUOTE=MadChap;20866706]Headed for Ashwood then south along Trout Creek to see if it was currently fordable. Put 96 miles on the Wee today, only 6 on pavement

Took a bunch of pictures, sorry but they were all with my Galaxy S3 as I didn't bring the real camera. So I did take some time to fix them as best as possible.

Ashwood Road between Madras and Ashwood. It's in great condition right now:




Thanks for the great ride report. I'm feelin' all inspired now. Cheers
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:25 AM   #170
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http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps0277f82c.jpg
Now, that's ^^^^^ a creek crossing

I sure do dig those roads out there.....
Thanks for taking me there, at least in my mind, in March, Tim!
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #171
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That was mild compared to this time I rode there:

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #172
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So, I've got a new tire on and of course I need to scrub it in. Another 100 mile day in Central Oregon. Can you spot the Vstrom?




Love these curves, just wish the road was in better condition. No traffic whatsoever:




On the way back to Madras is this grave which I've passed so many times but never checked it out.










Looking back towards the road:



So many places to see.....so little time.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #173
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Love these curves, just wish the road was in better condition. No traffic whatsoever:



So many places to see.....so little time.
I have to agree with your last line. That road looks like fun... Where is it? Great views, thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #174
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Here's the paved and wonderfully curvy road from Hwy 97 to Ashwood. From Ashwood East, West or South it's all dirt roads.

http://goo.gl/maps/zhPmO
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Here's the paved and wonderfully curvy road from Hwy 97 to Ashwood. From Ashwood East, West or South it's all dirt roads.

http://goo.gl/maps/zhPmO
I've been East, West, and South of Ashwood on all the dirt,
but I've never been on that pretty paved North entrance!
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Here's the paved and wonderfully curvy road from Hwy 97 to Ashwood. From Ashwood East, West or South it's all dirt roads.

http://goo.gl/maps/zhPmO
Thanks for the map! So many places to see... So little time...
I'm glad it's close, it would make a good detour on route to the Apple Valley Rally.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #177
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......in route to the Apple Valley Rally.
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Make sure you take Trout Creek, South of Ashwood,
and go East all the way to Twickenham, through the Cherry Creek Ranch,
past Horse Heaven; proposed Wilderness that you can ride the edge of.

Two of my favs, fer sure.
You'll see no-one for 70 miles of dirt
I counted eight creek CROSSINGS on Trout Creek,
and that was in August last year, more and bigger right now.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:01 AM   #178
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Thanks MadChap

I have been wanting to escape the Puget Sound wet weather and was exploring regions in Central Oregon for a trip on the KTM 990. I ran across your post and it fits my plans. I got out my Benchmark and checked out where you were riding and most of the roads appear to be suitable for an old farts solo trip. I will check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #179
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Make sure you take Trout Creek, South of Ashwood,
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Hey AJ, MapQuest is showing that I could go north on Trout Creek Rd, out of Ashwood, and end up at Upper Tub Springs Rd and Hwy 293 near Antelope.

Have you been through that route?
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I have been wanting to escape the Puget Sound wet weather and was exploring regions in Central Oregon for a trip on the KTM 990. I ran across your post and it fits my plans. I got out my Benchmark and checked out where you were riding and most of the roads appear to be suitable for an old farts solo trip. I will check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.
Those roads are all suitable for solo, WHEN IT'S DRY!!!!
If it's been raining, caution like MadChap says.
But, remember that you are where people don't go.
So be prepared to get yourself out of a potential jam,
.....or be prepared to spend the night.
Your bones'll turn white out there, waiting for a rescue.

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Hey AJ, MapQuest is showing that I could go north on Trout Creek Rd, out of Ashwood, and end up at Upper Tub Springs Rd and Hwy 293 near Antelope.

Have you been through that route?
I don't believe I have....not North.
I went North of Donnybrook last time I was there, up to Cold Springs road.
It was just as good a road as any of them.
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