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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-21-2015, 12:09 PM
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What worries me isn't the fires, but the smoke from them lingering in that Snake River Gorge.

Up side would be; we could hang some hot dogs out before we go for a ride and they'd have that nice smokey flavor when we got back.
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So far the fires are some distance from the campgrounds as well as a couple of the roads we like to ride. The only one somewhat in that area is pretty small and appears to be contained. It's also probably 80 miles from the campgrounds. Unfortunately there are two of them over by the Sumpter - Unity route. That road from Unity back up towards Baker City, 245, is one of the funnest stretches of road in the area. The Hell's Canyon Rally people call it the "Little Dragon". There are still plenty of other great roads to ride but I was hoping to do that one again.

The great news is that the Hell's Canyon Scenic Byway construction is done except for shoulder work. No more torn up road and gravel and no construction delays, so that great road is ready to ride this year.
http://hellscanyonbyway.com/road-conditions/ One end of that road is very near the campground and it is a great motorcycle road with great scenery and some considerable elevation too, over 6000 feet if I remember correctly.

We are little over two weeks away now. Greg and I are planning on travelling down on Wednesday the 9th in case anyone else is thinking about an early arrival. My younger brother and his wife might be joining us as well, on his obnoxiously loud Harley.
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http://hellscanyonbyway.com/wp-conte...0/201539rd.jpg

Those #66 & #39 roads look interesting. Maybe gather in Halfway for breakfast and head north from there.


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That's weird but they look like no more than cow paths on Google Maps.

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Fortunately NF-39 is MUCH nicer than a cow path, but very little traffic, lots of curves and nice scenery. I believe that 66 is mostly gravel though, at least that's what I've been told. I've not ridden on it.

Edit: I just looked a the map you linked and it says that 66 is not paved, so we have confirmation on what I was told before.

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Those #66 & #39 roads look interesting. Maybe gather in Halfway for breakfast and head north from there.


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That's weird but they look like no more than cow paths on Google Maps.


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I was just speaking, on the phone, with an Oregon resident. She said that fires are forbidden, even cooking fires in campground facilities. Anybody know anything about that?

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It's the same in Washington right now, you can only have fires and barbecues and fireplaces.

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I'm from Oregon and my understanding is that it depends on the location (due to local fire hazard level) but restrictions can include not even having fires in campground fire pits. Best bet would be to contact the campground or area rangers (state or fed) and find out the specific restrictions there.

You can still use propane, white gas, etc camp stoves for cooking.
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I'm thinking about coming - not sure yet if my schedule will allow. If I come, I'd plan on '1/2 way' camping - meaning that I bring a tent and sleeping bag, but not do any food prep at the campground (rather not bring food and cookstove etc.), but rather eat at restaurants - are there any restaurants nearby? Is this plan workable? I'd be coming from Vancouver, Canada. I've never been to any of the Goldwing events, so this would be my first. I've done 1/2 way camping on the 88 wing I had last year, with my brother and friends on their Harleys. We ended up having a junk food dinner and then went out for breakfast.

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I'm thinking about coming - not sure yet if my schedule will allow. If I come, I'd plan on '1/2 way' camping - meaning that I bring a tent and sleeping bag, but not do any food prep at the campground (rather not bring food and cookstove etc.), but rather eat at restaurants - are there any restaurants nearby? Is this plan workable?.....
Howdy. This plan is quite workable and it is what some of us do as well. There is a small town about 17 miles down the road called Halfway. They have a couple of places to eat as well as groceries. There are also other country restaurants within easy riding distance that have decent food at very reasonable prices, in Richland OR and down the river in Cambridge ID. Both of the places we ate at last year in Richland and Cambridge gave you a lot of good food for not a lot of money. The roads to both are excellent motorcycle roads too. Cambridge is about 40 miles and Richland is about 30 miles.

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