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Offline C1xRider

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Name that spot
« on: August 27, 2011, 09:58:11 pm »
So I spent the afternoon running around some desolate back roads I've never been on before, but have been looking at on the maps for awhile.  When I ride, I almost never stop just to take a picture, but since I inadvertently made a gigantic loop, and was coming back up the same road I was just on an hour before, I couldn't resist.

Any PNW locals want to take a guess at where I was when I took this pic?  Anyone?  For a hint, I was only about 35 miles from my driveway.   ;D
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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 09:52:53 pm »
Wow, nobody even guessed?  Oh well, here's a couple more from that day.  The first is just an example of the roads I was riding (at least the paved ones).  The second is a shot from Lost Lake.  I now know why they called it that.  It's so well hidden up in the mountains, you need a road to it with signs to find it again.

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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 10:29:03 pm »
Wow, nobody even guessed? ...

N. of Cascade Locks, or near that big river on the WA/OR border E. of Portland and still on the wet side... barely, and S. of Mt. St. Helens. The exact road is beyond me, but am certain I'm close :)

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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 05:02:38 am »
Wow! That's beautiful.
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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 12:38:12 pm »
So I spent the afternoon running around some desolate back roads I've never been on before, but have been looking at on the maps for awhile.  When I ride, I almost never stop just to take a picture, but since I inadvertently made a gigantic loop, and was coming back up the same road I was just on an hour before, I couldn't resist.

Any PNW locals want to take a guess at where I was when I took this pic?  Anyone?  For a hint, I was only about 35 miles from my driveway.   ;D
I want to say between Trout Lake (city) and Elk Meadows campground.  Quigley Butte would be off to the right a bit.

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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 12:40:13 pm »
My guess was Timothy Lake.
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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 01:07:53 pm »
And, i do believe that is Mount Adams, looking North/Northeast?

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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011, 01:21:17 pm »
So, still in WA State, one of the best loops for folks on 2 wheels, just dont try it till early Junish or so ;)

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Re: Name that spot
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2011, 09:08:59 pm »
Wow, lots of good guesses!  The mountain is Mount Hood, looking at it from the West / Northwest side.   ;D

The road was Lolo Pass road.  There's a 5 mile stretch that turns into a Jeep trail, but nothing the C14 couldn't handle (though I did scrape bottom in one spot).  BTW, when off roading a C14, standing up and riding it motocross style really works.  ::)

The first pic was taken somewhere around here : 

The pic of Lost Lake was taken here :

The third pic was taken here :

The aerial photos do not do the terrain justice as far as how steep the drop off is along the road.  Every bend in the road is due to a cliff.

Zooming out gives the perspective of where the mountain is.
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