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Old 03-13-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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Where is some good single track?

A good friend of mine moved to Hood River from the Ca Bay Area a year or so ago. I, and another friend are going to haul our barely street legal 450s up there to join him on his for some good dirt riding during the first week of June. We are willing to go to Oregon, Washington and/or Idaho for a few days of great riding. We can camp or hotel it.

I have seen a great ride report for Gifford Pinchot N F, but it seems that it will be too early in the season to go there or other high country, or is it? We would be most appreciative of any suggestions for good trail riding that is open and accessable in early June.

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Old 03-14-2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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Capitol forest should be all clear of snow well before June. It doesn't offer the spectacular views of Gifford pinchot or Tanum, but there are plenty of miles of well marked single track that quads haven't torn up quite yet. http://www.capitolforest.com/trailmappage.html The snow pack is very light this year. Other areas might be accessible early this year though Have fun!
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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Tanum is always good for single track and most of it should be open by then. There is great camping as well.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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Cool. Thanks guys. Keep'em commin'.

That is two mentions for Tanum. Is that national forest, or? What state?
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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Taneum is just west of Ellensburg, WA. From Hood River a closer access would be Little Naches west of Yakima on Hwy 410. The lower elevation trails in this complex should be clear in early June, but the higher elevation sometimes isn't clear until almost July.

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Cool. Thanks guys. Keep'em commin'.

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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TONS of single track in Hood River!!!

Post canyon to start then move up to Bald Mt. Stuff everywhere up there it just can be tough to find.

The valley trail in the GP should be open but all the really good stuff will be snowed in.

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Old 03-14-2010, 10:20 PM   #8
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Ooh that looks yummy.

How did you know that both of my buddies ride Huskys? I ride the proper, trail busting orange machinery.

Thanks for the responses. I know you all might not be that eager to share your best spots with a bunch of Californians, but rest assured that the new Oregonian is a major advocate for trails and will fight for access up there once he gets established. And my buddy coming North to ride is an off road activist as well with roots in Idaho.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:21 PM   #9
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Scout your images are always a pleasure to check out!
We will do all the trails around Hood River, but Mt. Adams area is the real deal. I guess I'll have to do some "recon" to see how the trails are doing.
I wanted to check out Idaho also. It seems there should be some good riding there. I've heard of some single track around Riggins????
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:40 AM   #10
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Post Canyon Conditions

Anyone know what the snow levels are like up on the hill, Post Canyon? Been up to Kingsley Reservoir lately?
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:46 PM   #11
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June Adv gathering/ Hells Canyon rides

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A good friend of mine moved to Hood River from the Ca Bay Area a year or so ago. I, and another friend are going to haul our barely street legal 450s up there to join him on his for some good dirt riding during the first week of June. We are willing to go to Oregon, Washington and/or Idaho for a few days of great riding. We can camp or hotel it.

I have seen a great ride report for Gifford Pinchot N F, but it seems that it will be too early in the season to go there or other high country, or is it? We would be most appreciative of any suggestions for good trail riding that is open and accessable in early June.

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Is this too mild for you guys?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536523

I'm heading over there for camping and riding.

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:21 PM   #12
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Thanks for the link. I took a look and can't really tell what the whole trip is about... street, dual sport, trails...? I am sure it will be a good time. I appreciate your willingness to include us.

We are primarily looking for good, remote dirt bike trail recomendations.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #13
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Nothing to see here, move along.

I second the Tanum and Natches!
Have fun you guys.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:51 PM   #14
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Nothing to see here, move along.

I second the Tanum and Natches!
Have fun you guys.
I will provide home made beef jerky, S. F. sour dough, and post ride cervesas if you would like to be a tour guide.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:47 PM   #15
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this is a good link to trails, also, across I-90 to the north from taneum, there is some awesome riding. I see Sasse mtn is closed, but yellow hill is still open ( aint no hill, more a mtn) , there is some high altitude narrow single track, stunning views. I havent rode there for some time, Roslyn area used to be the best on earth, a lot is closed now , bugger.

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Taneum is just west of Ellensburg, WA. From Hood River a closer access would be Little Naches west of Yakima on Hwy 410. The lower elevation trails in this complex should be clear in early June, but the higher elevation sometimes isn't clear until almost July.

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