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Old 07-15-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Solo on Lolo

My riding partners bagged on me today, so I did some Solo Lolo Therapy in the Forest Today.
I took off from Parkdale around 11am today onto Lolo Pass Road to Zig Zag.

On a day like today, when my ride STARTS with a one lane paved Forest Road...........
It's gonna be a good day


Even the Power Lines are pretty today.


The top of the Pass with the Pacific Crest Trail:


Bicyclists are DEFINITELY NOT welcome here!


After a good lunch at Zig Zag Deli, I head over towards Trillium Lake on the back side of "Tom Dick & Harry Mountain" (really, that's the name )
An old bridge is out on a side road......



More to come........This ride's not even half over yet............

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:35 AM   #2
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Continued........

I enjoy the Wilderness. I'm sure glad we have 'em.
I'm glad I can RIDE their edges to see 'em without too much effort.

The North edge of Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness:

Not a spec of gravel on this GREAT dirt road.

This road ends up looking like this......


Right before it gets to this serene little mountain lake

One road, it goes nowhere else, just to this little lake. About 20 miles in from Trillium Lake and I didn't see another soul.

Awesome.

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Old 07-15-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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Gas up, more ridin'

At CJ's Chevron, I run into these two heading to the big BMW event in Central Oregon.
They're from Michigan. They rode West on this GS1200, taking their sweet time, and North to Prudhoe Bay Alaska.
Then they spent some time in the Washington Cascades, before they headed South to Oregon for this BMW event.
He figures they'll pass over 12,000 miles away before they get back home.


I then head East a bit to FS 43, then East some more on FS48


I've never been to Badger Creek Wilderness from the South side.
Today's the day.


The roads are a little more "interesting" here.



Nice green meadows on the South Badger Wilderness border:


I didn't go into the middle of the Wilderness to see Badger lake this time,
it was getting pretty late.

Instead I went past Camp Windy, to the West Badger Wilderness border.......................
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:47 AM   #4
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The West border had the worst Road yet

The West border had the worst Road yet.


Just above Jean Lake I sensed Sunset coming.........
So I stopped and climbed to the top of this HUGE natural flat rock pile mountain. Yep.




I should have left sooner, but I couldn't leave this place for quite a while.



Even St. Helens was in view


What is it about these flowers I like so much? Hmmmm............


It's time to haul a$$ towards home now, gettin' dark.
Good thing it's close.
Very good thing. 'Cause I LOVE it here
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
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Nice

Pretty pics and ee cumminsesque poetry. dd
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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Excellent pics. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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My kinda roads.
Nice pics!
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:09 AM   #8
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So where is this lolo pass rd of which you speak? Is it FS rd 18? Never mind I found it
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Excellent pics. Thanks for taking the time to post.
You, of course, are an excellent inspiration for RRs. I can only try.
Thank you RWC.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #10
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:51 PM   #11
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Yep, think I'll head out that direction the end of the month. You're an inspiration.

Bit of a run from Port Orchard, but I've got nothing but time,...
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So where is this lolo pass rd of which you speak? Is it FS rd 18? Never mind I found it
Everyone likes Lolo Pass (FS18, indeed).
It is excellent for sure, only six miles of decent gravel, and VERY NICE single lane forest paved for the rest of the Hood River County side. And don't forget to take the 1820 single lane paved from the top of the pass to Zig Zag; it kicks ass on the two-lane main road down the Clackamas County side.

But without taking anything from how nice Lolo is, it was the LEAST excellent of the forest roads I rode yesterday.

The gnarly roads that border around Badger Creek Wilderness are FREAKING KILLER. Just be ready for a hard ride, and a little bit of snow left in the shadows.
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