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Went exploring on the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route today. I was expecting some trees down but only one leaner to ride under, some small debris, and the trail was in good shape.

Sunny as I was loading up the car, and got a pic of the Boeing pilots out for a Sunday drive:
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Major improvement here, this used to turn into a ditch of water. I was told the Thursday volunteers did this, thank you for your hard work!
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Nearing the turn around point (for me!), started to cloud up:
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And found the new trail to bypass some gravel riding. Rode just past this bridge and the trail started to get soft so turned around and will do it another day:
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Here's what my ride looked like. The pins from right to left are where the pics were taken, respectively. Track was made from my camera GPS so be nice:
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nice report, thanks for the update, those of us city folk think its nice to see a report from the peninsula occasionally. That trail work looks sweet, looks like theres some good miles to had out your way....wasn't the plan to take this trail all the way to the coast? I thought I saw the plan somewhere, could've been wrong though, just curious. Is it all flat or does it have some elevation gain/loss too, couldn't tell from your Google GPS?
 

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Ole Grey Hair wrote: Is it all flat or does it have some elevation gain/loss too, couldn't tell from your Google GPS?
Definitely not flat...
I overlayed Milt's image in Google Earth; traced the track, and got this elevation profile. The last 1.8 miles (bottom image) kicks up at an average grade of 15% (that's steep, considering the profile at the mid-way point has a flat spot in it) there may be a little "hiking" going on (maybe not). Starting point of this ride was approximately at Ebb Tide Ln (48.10732 -123.56364) just after you cross the Elwha River on 112.

edited: This represents a partial track of the OTD Aventure Trail. More Informational can be found here
http://washburnemarine.com/ODT/ODTAdvAll.htm
 

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More information can be found here:
http://www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com/

The Adventure Route is awesome. Some serious love has gone into it. I got out and rode it Saturday before being chased back to the car by rain at the 6.5 mile point. The last 2 miles coming back to 112 are easily worth the price of admission. Terrific downhill. Lots of elevation gains and losses. Definite flow monster.
 

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JMUSuperman said:
More information can be found here:
http://www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com/
and this which is a bit more specific to this ride...
http://washburnemarine.com/ODT/ODTAdvAll.htm

Looks like a near classic one-day shuttle ride...
Thought this was interesting: The Adventure Route was built by independent crews from the Clallam County Sherriff's Chain Gang and volunteers sponsored by the Peninsula Trails Coalition and Clallam County, starting in 2004 and completed in 2007.
 

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MarkHL said:
Definitely not flat...
I overlayed Milt's image in Google Earth; traced the track, and got this elevation profile. The last 1.8 miles (bottom image) kicks up at an average grade of 15% (that's steep, considering the profile at the mid-way point has a flat spot in it) there may be a little "hiking" going on (maybe not). Starting point of this ride was approximately at Ebb Tide Ln (48.10732 -123.56364) just after you cross the Elwha River on 112.
Thanks Mark! I didn't know you could do the elevation profile with Google Earth. My camera GPS only logs your position every 15 seconds, which I guess is good enough to show you where the pics were taken, if nothing else. From the pic, can you figure the altitude of the Dreamliner? :D

I was on my singlespeed and no hiking was necessary, so how steep could it be? :rolleyes: At least the steep climbs are fairly short.
 

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MarkHL said:
and this which is a bit more specific to this ride...
http://washburnemarine.com/ODT/ODTAdvAll.htm

Looks like a near classic one-day shuttle ride...
Thought this was interesting: The Adventure Route was built by independent crews from the Clallam County Sherriff's Chain Gang and volunteers sponsored by the Peninsula Trails Coalition and Clallam County, starting in 2004 and completed in 2007.
I talked to someone who rode from the Spruce RR end Sunday and was told there is logging going on between Crescent Lake and the Joyce-Piedmont road section of trail. Had to carry the bikes through frog mud for 1/4 mile or so to get back on the trail.
 
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