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Old 05-17-2015, 11:34 PM   #3346
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Thanks for cleaning up the trail on the dirt, fun stuff. Also the camping spot was epic.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:04 AM   #3347
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4220 was clear all the way through past Breitenbush lake.
and all the way down to 46? ....



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Thanks for cleaning up the trail on the dirt, fun stuff. Also the camping spot was epic.
The spot at First Lake? Glad to share !!
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:20 AM   #3348
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In other bad-ass road news....

Bennett Pass has been breached !!
But I'd wait another week or so if I were y'all...
It was a lotta work pushing Punkin through these snowdrifts



But I made it to the rockpile above Jean lake by sunset,
so it was very worth the effort




I feel so lucky to get to ride Bennet Pass Rd on my way home from riding Ashwood & Trout Creek rds today

It sure looked like all the snow on Bennett was up much higher than Grasshopper and Bonney Meadows roads as I passed those roads, so they're probly open, maybe even Badger Lake But they still need investigating...

Guess which routes I'm taking to the Barlow Campout?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1048954
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:58 AM   #3349
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Sitting at the Tastee Treat in Prineville,
someone wondered if I'd ridden Bennett Pass yet this year....
Damn You.
It was all I could think about on my way home

Last night's Bennett Pass ride home from Prineville was most excellent.
I made it home just before 10pm, totally worn out and smiling,...
...just like Dual Sporting is supposed to be

The "Terrible Traverse"






The view looking over the 1000 foot cliff down from the Terrible Traverse...



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Old 05-18-2015, 07:13 AM   #3350
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Just before Camp Windy and the Grasshopper Rd intersection,,,
this weird glow caught me eye a bit to my right....




I stopped, gawked for a bit, then turned around...
...and saw these neat-o rocks on the cliff above me...




There were quite a few snowdrifts to push through,
but they all had pickup tracks through them to make it barely passable




When I got to the rockpile above Jean Lake...



I saw bike tracks

Wha???? Somebody beat me through these snowdrifts?



Then I could see how they were unloaded from a pickup, many tire marks were just uphill from the backed-up truck tracks. They apparently camped there for the night, using many small wood rounds for skeet practice, facing down the cliff.



This seems like a neat spot to camp, but it's quite exposed to the weather.
Other great dispersed spots are short jaunts away, with less view.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:22 AM   #3351
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Yes all the way to 46.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:26 AM   #3352
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Sweeeeet !!!
The Cascade Discovery Route is now ALL READY TO RIDE !!!!!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:30 AM   #3353
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Sitting at the Tastee Treat in Prineville...
One of the last Real Diners.

They should be put on the Endangered Species List.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:13 AM   #3354
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Nice to see you out exploring again AJ. I think I recognize that campsite, is there a giant pile of scree right next to it? Good view. So have you camped with just what you have on the bike in those pictures? Hat's off if you have!

In other news, rode Barlow road back from the Deschutes yesterday and it was fast and nice the whole way! Even with the huge load, it was a great ride.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:13 AM   #3355
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Great pictures AJ, even after riding for a few years around here there are still so many areas to explore.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:34 PM   #3356
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Ditto on the great pics. Looks like it was a great ride.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:58 PM   #3357
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I especially like this photo - Beautiful. No flowers in your group of photos but this makes up for it. Great shot. Thanks for sharing your day.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:06 AM   #3358
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^^^^I can see Peterman under that cloud...trying to light a wet camp fire with HUGE sticks of magnesium.

Great catch AJ.
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