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Old 04-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #3331
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Remember, it's not the destination that makes it an adventure.
Exactly.....if not for the ghost town map I may have just sat around the house.

Getting out and exploring was a much better choice

So I headed up river from Estacada to look for the ghost towns. Funny thing is I've ridden past the Faraday parking lot many times and never bothered to stop because I figured it was all private PGE property.

This time I stopped and realized it was open to the public.



I don't know what type of fish are in the lake but if you like to fish it might be worth checking out

From the parking lot you take this bridge to the lake.


A few shots from the bridge




Looking back at the parking lot


The lake


This looked like a good place to sit down


Taking in the view


The view


I spent about 30 min's just hanging out and enjoying the view before heading out. I thought about walking down the road to see if I could find any signs of the old town but decided I would leave that for another day.

I then rode up river a few miles and found this location to relax before heading back home.



So no ghost town this time but it turned out to be a pretty good day.

Much better than doing yard work

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #3332
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Well I headed back over to Pisgah home Rd on Sunday to see if I could find the old homestead or graveyeard. Couldn't see any signs of either, I'm guessing we'd need some insider knowledge as to exact location or they are going to be tough to find.

Got the Husky back on the road. Had been in pieces whilst I fritzed with it.

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #3333
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Good photos Jon-PDX, nice little outing.

Good to hear that you are out & about on the trails Mark.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:53 AM   #3334
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anybody planning on doing the mt scott d/s may 19th?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #3335
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #3336
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about riding the section of the WABDR from Carson to Trout Lake tomorrow afternoon, new to me, have not been there before. Does anyone know if I'm likely to run into snow still? Thought, comments, concerns? I will probably be headed out on my own, but am open to company. (also posted to Riding Around the Hood Thread)
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #3337
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about riding the section of the WABDR from Carson to Trout Lake tomorrow afternoon, new to me, have not been there before. Does anyone know if I'm likely to run into snow still? Thought, comments, concerns? I will probably be headed out on my own, but am open to company. (also posted to Riding Around the Hood Thread)
That's a fun stretch of road...I wish I could join you! I'm planning on going that way to a family event in a couple weeks, so I'll be looking for the full snow report when you get back.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #3338
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about riding the section of the WABDR from Carson to Trout Lake tomorrow afternoon, new to me, have not been there before. Does anyone know if I'm likely to run into snow still? Thought, comments, concerns? I will probably be headed out on my own, but am open to company. (also posted to Riding Around the Hood Thread)
We had to reroute through that entire section due to snow 2 years ago, on the 4th of July. The snow was drifted up to 10' in some sections. We had a lot of late snow this year so it's hard to say if you can get through or not.

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #3339
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We had to reroute through that entire section due to snow 2 years ago, on the 4th of July. The snow was drifted up to 10' in some sections. We had a lot of late snow this year so it's hard to say if you can get through or not.
Maybe I won't make it through, but it is too nice out not to try, I will report back tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #3340
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I was told I would run into snow somewhere around 3500 ft if I tried to do the WABDR route I wanted to. So I rode up the Klickitat, it was amazing today. If anyone would have been behind me on the dirt section today they would not have had so much fun, pretty dusty.

Right on the Klickitat off of Hwy 142


Viewpoint off the Glenwood Hwy




Rode through this little stream.


I followed a route AJ rode most of the way, but left plenty to discover another day as time constraints brought me home. Couldn't beat riding this weekend though.
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This thread needs more trail riding ...

Was a great weekend to be riding TSF, traction was perfect and not too dusty. The new scoot is a blast to ride.

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Old 05-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #3342
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Good photos Jon-PDX, nice little outing.

Good to hear that you are out & about on the trails Mark.
Thanks Mark,

It was a good day.

Sadly, I won't be in the woods anymore. No I did not crash or hurt the bike. I went back to the dark side.

I can only justify one bike and the type of riding I do requires a bike that can also run down the hwy and has lockable hard luggage.

I was going to trade in the CRF250L for another DR650 when I received a call from someone who had a 2007 FZ6 and was looking for a dual Sport bike. After swapping bikes and going for a ride he traded me the FZ6, and some case, for my CRF.

The CRF250L would have been a perfect 2nd bike and I will miss it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:48 PM   #3343
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Thanks Mark,

It was a good day.

Sadly, I won't be in the woods anymore. No I did not crash or hurt the bike. I went back to the dark side.

I can only justify one bike and the type of riding I do requires a bike that can also run down the hwy and has lockable hard luggage.

I was going to trade in the CRF250L for another DR650 when I received a call from someone who had a 2007 FZ6 and was looking for a dual Sport bike. After swapping bikes and going for a ride he traded me the FZ6, and some case, for my CRF.

The CRF250L would have been a perfect 2nd bike and I will miss it.

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Sorry to here that, i hope you recover 1 day , there are a few older DS bikes out there for sale at fairly cheap prices, who was the sad sack that said you could only have 1 bike?
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:24 AM   #3344
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Wink May 8th ride anyone?

Going for a ride Wed, not set on a specific area really. Im in Battle Ground if anybody wants to join .
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #3345
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Sorry to here that, i hope you recover 1 day , there are a few older DS bikes out there for sale at fairly cheap prices, who was the sad sack that said you could only have 1 bike?
I guess the sad sack would be me. I do not ride as much as I used to so having more than one bike to ride, maintain, and insure is not as high on my list as it used to be.

My wife says I'll be missing having a D/S about the time riding season ends. She's probably right

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