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Old 04-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #2236
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Abbot Road access

Hey Estamuhcada riders, how is acces to Abbot Road from the north? I guess that's the Fanton Road area. The west access is via the RV campground right off 224? Is that Silver Fox campground or something like that? Make that North Fork Road.
Squishy, it looks like you got nearly to Squaw Lakes area?
I've not ridden out there yet, just dorkin' on topo maps and such. Hoping to get out tomorrow or Tuesday if the weather doesn't get to wet.

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #2237
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Hey Estamuhcada riders, how is acces to Abbot Road from the north? I guess that's the Fanton Road area. The west access is via the RV campground right off 224? Is that Silver Fox campground or something like that? Make that North Fork Road.
Squishy, it looks like you got nearly to Squaw Lakes area?
I've not ridden out there yet, just dorkin' on topo maps and such. Hoping to get out tomorrow or Tuesday if the weather doesn't get to wet.

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Yes to all questions...apart from the Nth/east access, don't know, i imagine it's pretty limited, being higher than where i was for a big part of it.
Go do it!! Great just riding the forest roads under the tree canopy.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #2238
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Nice ride photos Craig & Crash.

Tidy church...what's with that stove stack, they couldn't get up in rafters & tie into the original? Must of been a new county by-law about distances in the attic? Real classy.

What is the GPS you have in your last photo, Garmin or Megellan? How do you like it?
That little stove stack trick is so that you get the most heat out of your stove and it puts it out on the ridge line so that it does not get taken out by the snow. And the GPS is the Garmin Montana. It's good but you need to be able to power it off the bike, it burns thourgh batteries fast if you don't!
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #2239
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That little stove stack trick is so that you get the most heat out of your stove and it puts it out on the ridge line so that it does not get taken out by the snow. And the GPS is the Garmin Montana. It's good but you need to be able to power it off the bike, it burns thourgh batteries fast if you don't!
Can't they put it through the ceiling, & then run it on an angle up to the ridge...jeeesh, that'd interupt my Sunday service, i'd have to hop up on the ladder to rectify it before things could continue , nice wee church all the same.

Outdoor services would be so much more...well open, & liberating .
Us guys with adventure bikes do it a little different i spose!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:14 AM   #2240
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Mustangshelly and I took the two hooligan hounds up the North side of Lolo Pass in the pickup Sunday to play in the sun and to see how far we could make it up to the summit.

On the main Lolo road we saw no snow anywhere at all until the gravel section, but then it got too deep very quickly, maybe just 1/4 mile further. Mile marker sign said 2 miles.

On the old gravel Lolo under the powerlines, we were likely within a mile or less of the top when we hit first snow, and again, it gets deep fast.

Besides that, we enjoyed the beautiful big West Fork Hood River valley, and had it all to ourselves. LOTS of water running down the hills right now. Maybe just a couple more weeks from breaking over the top.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #2241
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Lolo Pass (south side)

Cops are patrolling at the Storey block blockade, & ticketing bikes & cars from going around. It must be because of the washout area there (& possible ongoing work), & the fact that it is easy for them to get to from 26.


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Old 04-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #2242
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Faraday Lake

Over in the PDX Off Pavement Ride thread a link was posted to a map of Oregon Ghost Towns and a couple of them were close to my location so I decided instead of sitting around the house I would go check them out.

Link to map of Oregon Ghost Towns
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U...4da08ccc3a4f24

Getting out and exploring turned out to be a much better choice

So I headed up river from Estacada to look for the ghost towns of Faraday and Cazadero. Funny thing is I've ridden past the Faraday parking lot many times and never bothered to stop because I figured it was all private PGE property. And it sure did not look like a ghost town.

It turns out the towns of Faraday and Cazadero have been taken over by PGE. But I decided to stop anyway and realized the area was open to the public.



So Faraday has a lake that allows fishing from the bank and the road to get to Cazadero is closed off (unless you have a PGE vehicle). Since there were surveillance cameras in the area I decided it was better to be on foot than getting busted for riding the bike on private roads.

I don't know what type of fish are in the lake but if you like to fish it might be worth checking out.

I talked to a local and was informed that sections of the rail line were sink into the river a long time ago.

Anyway, from the parking lot you take this bridge to the lake.


A few shots from the bridge overlooking the Clackamas River.




Looking back at the parking lot.


The lake


This looked like a good place to sit down.


The view


I spent about 30 min's just hanging out and enjoying the view before heading out. I thought about walking down the road to see if I could find any signs of the old town but decided I would leave that for another day.

I then rode up river a few miles and found this location to relax before heading back home.



So no ghost town this time but it turned out to be a pretty good day.

Much better than doing yard work

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #2243
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about riding the section of the WABDR from Carson to Trout Lake tomorrow afternoon, new to me, have not been there before. Does anyone know if I'm likely to run into snow still? Thought, comments, concerns? I will probably be headed out on my own, but am open to company.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #2244
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about riding the section of the WABDR from Carson to Trout Lake tomorrow afternoon, new to me, have not been there before. Does anyone know if I'm likely to run into snow still? Thought, comments, concerns? I will probably be headed out on my own, but am open to company.
We tried to ride to the Ice Caves the other day from Trout Lake and did not even make it to the caves! You'll be able to make it up part of Trail Peak but I don't think you'll make it over the top.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:57 AM   #2245
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We tried to ride to the Ice Caves the other day from Trout Lake and did not even make it to the caves! You'll be able to make it up part of Trail Peak but I don't think you'll make it over the top.
Thanks for the heads up, just looking for a good loop to ride this afternoon.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #2246
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I was told I would run into snow somewhere around 3500 ft if I tried to do the WABDR route I wanted to. So I followed AJ's route up the Kilickitat, it was amazing today. If anyone would have been behind me on the dirt section today they would not have had so much fun, pretty dusty.

Right on the Klickitat off of Hwy 142


Viewpoint off the Glenwood Hwy




Found AJ's crossing


I didn't quite follow his route the whole way, left something to discover another day as time constraints brought me home. No better way to clear your head though.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #2247
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Question Clackamas River to Hwy 26?

Does anyone know if you can make it up the Clackamas River to Timothy lake and over to Hwy 26 yet????
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #2248
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Does anyone know if you can make it up the Clackamas River to Timothy lake and over to Hwy 26 yet????
I wouldn't think so Craig, i hit snow at 3600 last wkd on Abbot.
Although rockyroad said the 26 entrances are looking clear at Clear lake & Timothy.
On the larger road, more traffic etc though...you maybe good.

Bugger all help that was really ahh!

Just go, it'll be great on a beaut day like this anyway.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #2249
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I wouldn't think so Craig, i hit snow at 3600 last wkd on Abbot.
Although rockyroad said the 26 entrances are looking clear at Clear lake & Timothy.
On the larger road, more traffic etc though...you maybe good.

Bugger all help that was really ahh!

Just go, it'll be great on a beaut day like this anyway.

Well, if I was trying from this side would be one thing but I will be coming from the West late after a U of O lacrosse game so I don't want to go up the Clackamas River just to get snowed out! might just have to go 26 to 35 or burn up 84...
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #2250
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I rode up 46 Road about Wednesday, and at that time the barricade was still blocking 57 Road at the intersection.

Also, 46 is still marked as closed for travel to Detroit, and I did find snow at about 3500 ft. It had tracks showing pavement, but I assumed it would get worse, and it was getting late, so I turned around.
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