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Old 10-02-2008, 06:50 PM   #61
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Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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Cool video Chris...you'd love it out here.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #62
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1976 GL1000 and a 2007 DL1000 Hood River to Klickitat the long way.

My brother in law and I went on just about the same ride through the columbia river gorge/Klickitat river area , but I live in Hood River so that is where I started and stopped from. I have a cool picture that is almost the same as the one you have from the Trout Creek rd near Klickitat.....Imagine that!! It is telephoto, of that same corner, but the telephoto was off a bit on the left... you can peice it togather.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:56 PM   #63
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My brother in law and I went on just about the same ride through the columbia river gorge/Klickitat river area , but I live in Hood River so that is where I started and stopped from. I have a cool picture that is almost the same as the one you have from the Trout Creek rd near Klickitat.....Imagine that!! It is telephoto, of that same corner, but the telephoto was off a bit on the left... you can peice it togather.
Cool shot...that is an amazing stretch of road. I get so engrossed in the view I end up doing like 25mph. Too bad cuz it's a nice piece of twisty stuff.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:22 AM   #64
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Pissed Good picture KTMmeltdownage!

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Only thing missing from that pic is a black strom..
Lets do that loop again and fix that problem.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #65
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This black v-strom?

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:54 PM   #66
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Maryhill Loop Road

Thanks for the RR and the photos. I love coming north each
summer to play in the pacific northwest!

Another COOL ride is to get a group together for a "safety school"
and rent the private Maryhill Loop Road.

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500-ft. elevation change from bottom to top. We had it for 4 hours each,
on two days this summer. It was a BLAST!!!

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Old 10-16-2008, 06:25 PM   #67
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Thanks for the RR and the photos. I love coming north each
summer to play in the pacific northwest!

Another COOL ride is to get a group together for a "safety school"
and rent the private Maryhill Loop Road.

500-ft. elevation change from bottom to top. We had it for 4 hours each,
on two days this summer. It was a BLAST!!!

Catfish ...
Yeah the old highway...cool, who do you rent it from?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #68
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Yeah the old highway...cool, who do you rent it from?
Contact the folks at the Maryhill Museum for details. We had folks staged with walkie-talkies top & bottom and only allowed travel in one direction at a time. All going up, then after the last one arrived, all going down. This way we could use the whole road and had no fear of meeting anyone in the group. SERIOUS fun!!!

Here's a car video of climbing the road. I'll have to remember a camera mount for next year!

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Old 10-22-2008, 08:43 PM   #69
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That is the one!!!
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:35 PM   #70
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Great ride report

Great pictures. You are right down my alley. I’m a real Lewis and Clark fanatic..

FYI:
Bridge of the Gods, William Clark was walking down the Washington side of the of the Columbia banks and kept seeing some wooden planks and carvings sticking up out of the ground as headstone markers to local Indian graves….he thought the wooden markers looked like idols so he called the place "the land of the Gods"…thus "Bridge of the Gods". There are still 200+ year old graves on the WA side.

Chinooks – this amazes me. Only 204 yrs ago Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journals that when they came down the Columbia from Idaho and arrived just south of today’s Beacon Rock, both men and women wore no clothes below the waste, and the Chinooks lived like wild animals. Syphilis was so prevalent Lewis wrote in his daily journal that when man or woman walked up (with no clothes) he could tell from a short distance which one's had syphilis or not.

All the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition (32 of them on the Columbia) all caught syphilis on the Columbia, probably from the Chinook Indians. They treated it with cauterizng.

Some of the road signs in the background of your pictures have road sign that L & C named as they traveled thru down the Columbia. Saw one (Utilla)of a local Indian tribe.

I was there 6 months ago and found a marker on the Washington side identifying the spot where John Colter and Sgt, Gass (members of the Expedition) caught 3 bear cubs and played with them all day before giving them to some local Indians.

Almost every creek and rock formation on the Columbia was named by either Lewis or Clark. Beacon Rock was originally called Beaten Rock because Clark could not spell worth a hoot.

The site you referred to as the "brown part of the Columbia" is where L & C camped in the rain. Could not find any wood for fires so they tried to build fires by burning dried fish and cactus...with no luck.

There are many books about the L & C's travels down the Columbia. Get one and it will totally change how you see your backyard. If you have not been down to Astoria and Cape Disappointment there is a lot of history there, and probably the most scenic part of the Columbia.

Keep it coming if you have any more pic's.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #71
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:16 PM   #72
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Wow, EdOriginal...that's quite the history lesson, thanks. I am pretty familiar with the L&C history in Montana but not really out here. But it is hard to go very far without coming across a historic reference to them.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:36 PM   #73
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Just keep clear of those Chinook women

Just keep clear of those Chinook women.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:52 PM   #74
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MKD, really enjoying the report. I just love riding in all those valleys of the John Day River. The North Fork has a great route between Monument and Hwy. 395. I think it's an old wagon road, kind of like a miniature Hells Canyon. It's perfect for your bike. Probably a good idea to do with a partner.
I'm resurrecting an old post from last year in attempts to find out where the route described in this post is:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=35
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:55 AM   #75
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I'm resurrecting an old post from last year in attempts to find out where the route described in this post is:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=35

My guess would be east of Monument where the river forks away south from the Kimberly - Long Creek Highway which follows the main stem of the John Day. My maps show an unnamed trail or road but it leads out to Hwy 7 not 395. It would have to be along that fork of the river though, not a lot of other places it could be.

Finding it will make for a great weekend this summer though.
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