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Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Discussion in 'Adventure Time' started by james1300, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012
  2. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones (Washington) City

    On my list to do once I get my crotch rocket sold and dual sport purchased. ADVrider has a good thread on the course. From what people say...some tough parts but an absolute blast. Utah also has a backcountry route ( with most of the western states in the process of being mapped. Here is the hub for all the routes...

  3. Yea have ridden the route, I did it on my 525exc, hopefully next year I will finally get a 990 and go from canada to mexico all back country. It was a blast, not to difficult but I was on a smaller bike
  4. I plan on running it next year. I've heard it's quite a bit shorter that the OBDR as well. Three days to complete?
  5. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones (Washington) City

    That would be epic.
  6. One of the reasons I bought a DRZ. On the list
  7. Nice links gentlemen. Thanks for sharing. I purchased a KLR and want to go off-road a bit.

    Interesting it follows a similar route I took already this year, but on tarmac.

  8. Check before you go this fall.
    Sections are closed due to fire.
  9. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    For sure don't try it now! Too much fire and smoke.

    I did get the 'Tourtech' route map! Gonna ride some of it next year.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  10. WBCDR looks great, and more consistent conditions than OBCDR. Did 1200 miles of that on all 4 routes in July, from being blocked by snow near Crater lake to dusty sand washes and rock gardens.
  11. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Did not even think to see if Oregon had a trail system (OBCDR)
    I know UTAH does.
  12. Oh yes...yes there is. The main route is from the California border to WA border.

    Look at the entire route at, they supply gps tracks of everything.

    I found route 3 on the Eastern side of the Cascades the best, anything from high alpine riding with snow, to 'can we squeeze our 690's through this trail that hasn't been used in years?', lots of single track. Southern part of route 5 is more desert, rock gardens and sand washes. NE Oregon section is high elevation forests and really, really nice riding.

    I would definitely, without question, say get and us a gps. Often there are little forest service roads/trails going multiple directions at one intersection, with gps you just follow the trail, even when that trail hasn't been used in years.

    Especially fun when they route you into OHV areas, on to trails, and back the other side.
  13. Sounds like a plan! My cabin in Princeton is less than 90 minutes away from Night Hawk Wa.
  14. cjohns

    cjohns sctnabt

    Good find! Bookmarked and thanks for posting!
  15. I am looking do do a few sections myself.
  16. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Which GPS is a Great one to use?:scratchea

    Can I 'Thread Jack' my own post?!
  17. Garmin Zumo's are very popular for motorbikes. I've got one and have used it on a variety of terrain and am quite pleased. The newer one year old Garmin Montana is supposed to be the cat's meow for all things off road, hiking, trails, and what not. You can get an aftermarket motorbike mount as well for those.
  18. There's a guy on ADV that has a Garmin Oregon FS right now for $295. I have other priorities or I would have bought it.
  19. I've used a Garmin 450 for the last 5 years and replaced it with a 660. Not the best for doing serious offroad but I believe it to be the most versatile gps for riding overall. Worked perfectly navigating obcdr and larger screen is handy. Several alternatives though that people rave about...and are cheaper.
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