ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-02-2009, 05:44 AM   #16
rlbruski
Explorer
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Bitterroot Valley, MT
Oddometer: 10
Pics from Oreana Lookout, above the Salmon River near Shoup, Idaho.
Beautiful day last Saturday 6/27

__________________
'06 DR650
rlbruski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #17
FXRocket
Phoneticide Squad
 
FXRocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Hoosier
Oddometer: 5,315
This is in Indiana of all places.

__________________
If you say "Gullible" slowly it sounds like "Oranges".
FXRocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2009, 04:13 AM   #18
Gravel Seeker
Thomas
 
Gravel Seeker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Oddometer: 3,838
Fire tree in WA, think they started using it as a lookout in the mid 1800s. It's the tallest tree around.








Mt. Buller, VIC
Ride up







Park the bike and walk the rest







Almost at the top, the view isn't too bad





And made it, cool design. Thinking the winters are pretty bad up here on the top

__________________
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)

Gravel Seekers.com

Hey !
It's the African ant eater ritual !
Gravel Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2009, 08:21 AM   #19
TwilightZone OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Oddometer: 2,649
Awesome. Rebar driven into a tree for a spiral staircase.

This has to be the coolest LO design ever.

TwilightZone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:55 AM   #20
Gravel Seeker
Thomas
 
Gravel Seeker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Oddometer: 3,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwilightZone
Awesome. Rebar driven into a tree for a spiral staircase.

This has to be the coolest LO design ever.

It was like climbing a 150 feet ladder. Pretty exhausting actually. Specially in MX boots and pants

The pyramid lookout has 3/4 inch thick copperwire on two of the corners going to ground. Think it'd be cool to be inside there in a thunderstorm, but also scary as hell
__________________
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)

Gravel Seekers.com

Hey !
It's the African ant eater ritual !
Gravel Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 07:15 PM   #21
Mr. 0
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mr. 0's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Delaware, OH
Oddometer: 353
Mohican State Forest outside of Loudonville, Ohio.







Looking down on the bike from the top.




The scenery from the top. Looking south, I believe.
Mr. 0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 08:52 PM   #22
Krabill
Beastly Adventurer
 
Krabill's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
Oddometer: 4,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. 0
Mohican State Forest outside of Loudonville, Ohio.
I've been to that one

Here's one of ours in SE Oklahoma . . .







__________________
Loud Sucks!
www.wrrdualsport.com
www.designatedvaping.com <- for all your electronic cigarette needs
Krabill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 12:26 PM   #23
Gravel Seeker
Thomas
 
Gravel Seeker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Oddometer: 3,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krabill

Here's one of ours in SE Oklahoma . . .

I was thinking wow, must be flat there with that thing being high enough to spot fires from..... then I scrolled down and saw the real tower
__________________
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)

Gravel Seekers.com

Hey !
It's the African ant eater ritual !
Gravel Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 01:59 PM   #24
Lav1200
Pig Pen
 
Lav1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary, Canada
Oddometer: 1,193
Plumbob mtn LO (near Cranbrook BC)


Mt Buchanan LO (Kaslo BC)
Lav1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #25
TwilightZone OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Oddometer: 2,649
Another Weekend... another Lookout Visited.

Ironside Mtn Lookout, Near Willow Creek CA. The lookout was nearly destroyed by fire last summer. Only wrapping the structure in mylar foil saved the day.



Views from the lookout were hazy... the 'Backbone' fire is burning about 10 miles north.

TwilightZone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 05:52 PM   #26
TwilightZone OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Oddometer: 2,649
Another 'Lookout' Ride

Picketts' Peak Lookout. This one is located on South Fork Mountain, on the ridge above Mad River and Ruth... it is being abandoned. The catwalk was locked up, water and propane Tanks were disconnected and the shutters were down. Picketts peak really isn't much of a peak, more just a high spot on the ridge.. and the view from the base of the LO wasn't very spectacular. But the ride sure was.



Same day, further south on South Fork Mountain, the Horse Ridge LO. This one was occupied by a woman, her dog, and lots of hummingbirds (she had a half-dozen feeders around the tower... the red spots in the photo).

Unfortunately there were not many good 'vistas' today. A lightning storm a couple days before our ride started a number of fires. None of them were very big (yet), but were enough to cast a pall of smoke over the countryside.



From the same ride, a very weathered 'Old School' USFS sign. Middle of nowhere NW California. A different soil type up here results in some very open forest with barren shale patches. This is a wild and lonely place in the winter.



A bit of wisdom posted on a paper plate at the famous Hyampom store.



Some odd's and sods from the day. Skylined KTM 690. 100% Orange 'n Black 'n Blue.



End of the ride conversation at the north end of the Kneeland-Bridgeville road. 250-odd miles for the day, nice mix of tarmac and dirt. A few miles back we had passed by some Cal Fire crews headed out to take on one of the spot fires.

TwilightZone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 02:12 AM   #27
Brute
Melbourne , outer east .
 
Brute's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Oddometer: 1,007
The pinnacles . This was rebuilt in 2005 after being burnt down .
Attached Images
 
Brute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 02:13 AM   #28
Brute
Melbourne , outer east .
 
Brute's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Oddometer: 1,007
The view .
Attached Images
 
Brute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 06:13 AM   #29
flux_capacitor
I know a shortcut!
 
flux_capacitor's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Cumming GA
Oddometer: 9,597
Okay. This is my new favorite thread. I love firetowers. I can also tell that I really should be living somewhere near the Rockies, as the views you guys have out there are nothing short of amazing.

That Tree Top Firetower is great. Never seen anything like that.

But here's a few east coast towers for your viewing pleasure.

Secret firetower close to home:









Somewhere in South GA along 441, headed to Florida. (Just realized I somehow do not have pics of the actual tower )


flux_capacitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 06:22 AM   #30
canuckAME
Studly Adventurer
 
canuckAME's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Oddometer: 685
Old tower 50 miles west of Thunder Bay Ont. The trail in is getting pretty overgrown.









It's about 120 feet tall.









canuckAME is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014