ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2013, 12:36 PM   #2626
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_ed View Post
Finally made it up that way from the coast...why did I put it off this long??
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motoguy View Post
Where is that picture taken from? I have to go there.
I'm gonna guess Bennett Pass Rd, FS3550

There is so much more like that here.
You haven't seen pictures of the road yet.
Dirt-only dual track bliss, bordering the Badger Creek Wilderness.
You DO want to ride it......

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motoguy View Post
Also, newbie question. What is the best route to get to Ollalie Lake from PDX, prefer as much off road as possible. Thanks.
You want FS 4610 out of the Clackamas River Road, South of Estacada.
Also called Abbott Rd. Just as good as Bennett Pass Rd It is the only road (and is legal) to go between the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and the fairly new Roaring River Wilderness. It will spit you out at High Rocks on FS58, then take FS5860 South to Timothy Lake.

Then take the old dirt Skyline 110 Rd (off FS42) up to FS4220 that leads up to Olallie Lakes, and be sure to continue on FS4220 down the South side, bordering Mt Jefferson Wilderness. Again, dirt only dual track bliss.

Great rides on decidedly UN-improved 100+ year old kick-ass Dual Sport roads!!
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #2627
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.t.t.G. View Post
Izzat a KLX 650?? If so, I waaannnt one....
That's Crash Clay's KLX250
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #2628
S.t.t.G.
Mind over metal...
 
S.t.t.G.'s Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: PNW
Oddometer: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
That's Crash Clay's KLX250
Ahhh....

Thanks!
__________________
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." ~ The 14th Dalai Lama
S.t.t.G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #2629
patrik16
forever noob
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Vancouver Washington
Oddometer: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
I'm gonna guess Bennett Pass Rd, FS3550

There is so much more like that here.
You haven't seen pictures of the road yet.
Dirt-only dual track bliss, bordering the Badger Creek Wilderness.
You DO want to ride it......


You want FS 4610 out of the Clackamas River Road, South of Estacada.
Also called Abbott Rd. Just as good as Bennett Pass Rd It is the only road (and is legal) to go between the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and the fairly new Roaring River Wilderness. It will spit you out at High Rocks on FS58, then take FS5860 South to Timothy Lake.

Then take the old dirt Skyline 110 Rd (off FS42) up to FS4220 that leads up to Olallie Lakes, and be sure to continue on FS4220 down the South side, bordering Mt Jefferson Wilderness. Again, dirt only dual track bliss.

Great rides on decidedly UN-improved 100+ year old kick-ass Dual Sport roads!!
I recognize that view. I was there couple days ago, and ran into Mr Ed. I plan on attending the apple valley this year. Sounds like you have that area Pretty well dialed in there Apple.
patrik16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2013, 07:07 AM   #2630
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrik16 View Post
I recognize that view. I was there couple days ago, and ran into Mr Ed. I plan on attending the apple valley this year. Sounds like you have that area Pretty well dialed in there Apple.
I'll put you on the Apple Valley Rally list, then. Welcome I'll have LOTS of those types of roads set up for y'all to ride. Must share. Just don't tell your cager friends

I've lived here 14 years, and even pre-DS days found me on many of these roads in my pickup. When I figured out that my big "Adv Touring Bike" could take me these same places and more but 4x faster, well, I was hooked

Six years later, it's just a heavy plated dirtbike now
Can't.
Stop.
Grinning.


There's actually some much more fun connectors between FS 58 and FS 42 on that list above, but to send somebody to find them might get them lost. The Cascade Discovery Route has them, though......
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2013, 07:28 AM   #2631
boardforever
Gnarly Adventurer
 
boardforever's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Hood River Valley
Oddometer: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
I'll put you on the Apple Valley Rally list, then. Welcome I'll have LOTS of those types of roads set up for y'all to ride. Must share. Just don't tell your cager friends

I've lived here 14 years, and even pre-DS days found me on many of these roads in my pickup. When I figured out that my big "Adv Touring Bike" could take me these same places and more but 4x faster, well, I was hooked

Six years later, it's just a heavy plated dirtbike now
Can't.
Stop.
Grinning.


There's actually some much more fun connectors between FS 58 and FS 42 on that list above, but to send somebody to find them might get them lost. The Cascade Discovery Route has them, though......
AJ, when is the Apple Valley Rally this year?

NM, found the thread :)
__________________
1999 DR350SE
2006 Kawasaki ZZR600 [sold]

boardforever screwed with this post 08-15-2013 at 09:54 AM
boardforever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #2632
Motoguy
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 49
Apple Jam, thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
Motoguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #2633
Ladukebob
lost in hood river
 
Ladukebob's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Hood River, Or.
Oddometer: 1,508
Quote:
Originally Posted by boardforever View Post
AJ, when is the Apple Valley Rally this year?
The same bloody weekend I'm out of town
__________________
2011 990 adv
You don't know what you don't know
findLadukebob
Ladukebob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #2634
patrik16
forever noob
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Vancouver Washington
Oddometer: 3
Cascade discovery route

I googled and searched as far as I can. I just can't find any gps tracks for it. I would love to explore it, but without gps tracks it will take alot longer.
patrik16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #2635
matloik
kludge
 
matloik's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: PDX | Hood River
Oddometer: 1,217
Weekend Ridin'

Anyone up for some riding this weekend, Fri-Mon? I will be camping with some non-moto riding friends at Toll Bridge, near Parkdale. I can moto ride Friday day or Monday morning half-day. Maybe ride out toward the fire east of there ... or wutever. PM me if after Thurs, as I prolly won't check here. Cheers, -mat
__________________
'08 Versys & '08 450 EXC-R / '11 G650GS & '06 KLX250S (wife's)
Portland Area Off Pavement Rides ~ Hood River Rides ~ Vancouver Island Trip
matloik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #2636
Mr. Fisherman
oneandahalfassed
 
Mr. Fisherman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Eyejamnotta Sanchez
Oddometer: 10,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by matloik View Post
Anyone up for some riding this weekend, Fri-Mon? I will be camping with some non-moto riding friends at Toll Bridge, near Parkdale. I can moto ride Friday day or Monday morning half-day. Maybe ride out toward the fire east of there ... or wutever. PM me if after Thurs, as I prolly won't check here. Cheers, -mat
Remember it is Hood to Coast weekend...

I am volunteerred to patrol the gravel section at night.... Should come out the other side looking like Pig Pen...
Mr. Fisherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #2637
Miguel Sanchez
Whatever...
 
Miguel Sanchez's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Bend(over), OR
Oddometer: 780
Feesh..?

The wife and I are headin' for the Hood this weekend, gonna play tourist and camp along the river somewhere (Routson Park, Tollbridge, Tucker, wherever..). Got a vineyard tour lined up for Sat afternoon.

I'm haulin' my canoe up to Lost Lake or somewhere else semi-peaceful to float around try to catch breakfast Sunday morning. On the other hand, Bette's for breakfast sounds even better!!

Any other suggestions for paddle places from you Hoodite's?
__________________
- Miguel

01 GS1150, 02 WR426F, 04 XR650L, 04 315R, 04 CRF230F, 81 R100RT (S), 56 G80CS, 87 MT11, 71 TS185, 74 98SR, 74 99RT, 76 TL250, 70 MX125, 80 DR400, 80 RS175, 80 RS250, 78 XR75, 74 RD350, 70 CT70, 06 Monster 620 Dark, and about a dozen more I can't think of right now...
Miguel Sanchez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:16 PM   #2638
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Summer weekends, Lost Lake and peaceful, are three sets of things that don't really go together. Campground is huge, and is full pretty much constantly, even during the weekdays this time of year. That said, it's still a beautiful place to paddle a canoe and go fishing.

I would prefer Laurance Lake for less people, and it's still well stocked. It's not as big as Lost Lake, but plenty big to spend most of the day paddling around. It's a man-made irrigation lake, but that takes nothing from it's beauty. The road up is a one-lane paver, with a very short 1/4 mile section of easy gravel from a washout a few years ago. KinikKinik (sp?) Campground is on the lake, but likely full on weekends.

Tollbridge CG is the best in my book...if you must stay in a campground....pretty decent sized but spaces are set up pretty well. Far enough from the road and right on the East Fork Hood River. Showers, even. But....we are populated with excellent dispersed campspots close in, but no campfires for those right now. Routson County CG is closed right now.

We have LOTS of smoke right now from a fire just East of our valley, but fear not in our well irrigated valley or the forests to the West. Most of the forest roads East have been closed as of tonight due to the fire.
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #2639
XB12R
Beastly Adventurer
 
XB12R's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Zillah WA, The Dalles OR
Oddometer: 1,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post

We have LOTS of smoke right now from a fire just East of our valley, but fear not in our well irrigated valley or the forests to the West. Most of the forest roads East have been closed as of tonight due to the fire.
I know Suicide Grade burned, can't help but wonder if your old house is still there.
__________________
2010 BMW R1200GS, 2010 Ducati Monster 1100S, 2011 WR250R, 1985 Beta TR32
XB12R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #2640
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by XB12R View Post
I know Suicide Grade burned, can't help but wonder if your old house is still there.
It appears it's made it through fine, thanks !
My mom talked to the next door neighbor last night,
she never evacuated and stayed home to "water the lawn"

We've been discussing the fire here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=913298
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is online now   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 05:24 AM.


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