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RE: TR: Sept. in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, & Eastern Sierra

Nice shots. I looked through your blogs. You are having too much fun too. I rode my motorcycle in CA, NV, UT, ID, MT and WA back to Oregon. So much great scenery. The Stanley area is great. https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8407/30067043695_f1fd249393_b.jpg
ORbiker 10/24/16 10:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Old Faithful?

Old Faithful is not ground zero in the Park. That said you have to go there and see that. The Old Faithful Lodge is worth the trip in itself. Plan on having lunch or dinner. Just take in the setting and send yourself back a hundred years. Most idiots see the geyser as just another tourist attraction like an animated stop at Disneyland. It makes me almost cry when they clap at Nature's majesty. I agree. Old Faithful Lodge is a must see sight in Yellowstone NP. The structure is the largest log hotel in the world. The construction of the structure was a large feat well over 100 years ago. Even the bathrooms are worth a look. All marble.
ORbiker 10/19/16 08:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beating the Heat in Idaho - Trip Report

Now that you have mastered the camper in RV spots, try camping without hookups. There are lots of places to camp for free in Idaho. I love 12 east of Lewiston. And anywhere hear Stanley. Camp coming back from Glacier without the toyhauler. https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/314/19193243234_950181fc31_b.jpg
ORbiker 10/18/16 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: SRW Picture Thread

Here is a few pics of my old camper at Crater Lake. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Crater%20Lake%20area/CIMG0391.jpg http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/Crater%20and%20Diamond%201-07/CIMG0561.jpg This is after a big dump over night. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/2007-08%20Crater%20New%20Years/CraterNewYearsWeekend2007-08034.jpg Big dumps create beautiful scenery and even a few snow ghosts. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/orbiker/2007-08%20Crater%20New%20Years/CraterNewYearsWeekend2007-08013.jpg
ORbiker 10/11/16 08:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Traveling to Klamath Falls/Crater Lake in October

Don is correct. Weather and road report link link http://www.craterlakelodges.com/webcam/ Crater Cam Here is a little sample photo from a couple years ago. https://c6.staticflickr.com/7/6019/6264977053_573a8f78ce_b.jpg
ORbiker 10/03/16 09:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Utah's Highway 12

I think Escalante west. https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5151/30032029616_5a45a67978_b.jpg I was just there on my motorcycle. Camping here and there for 2 weeks.. Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Washington. Have fun, Stop often to enjoy the scenery. KEN
ORbiker 10/02/16 08:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Lifetime updates for Garmin GPS

The updates are over rated. The roads don't change that much. Garmin is mostly correcting their mistakes.
ORbiker 09/30/16 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grants Pass Oregon Help

I've heard people talk nice about Indian Mary (http://www.co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=1878 ), but have not stayed there.
ORbiker 09/11/16 11:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gone Dry

Any suggestions for camping close to Bend, OR? Our campground lost their well pump and will be dry for days before they can get the replacement installed. We can refill off site but are looking for options after this holiday is over and people are back to work. Which campground lost their well? With your pick-up camper you can go in the cascades just about anywhere. Buy a 1 year ($12.00) trail park permit and park at any trailhead. Many places on the Cascade Lake highway. The west end of 242 has some boondocking places too.
ORbiker 09/05/16 10:25pm Truck Campers
RE: route around Chicago

Late September we will be traveling west from NY State on Rt I 90. Is it OK to stay on I 90 through Chicago or is there a better loop around the city connecting again with I 90 west of the city? I am driving a 40 ft DP with toad. THX for the guidance. Whenever I go e / w past Chicago , I drop down to 24.
ORbiker 09/05/16 08:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 395 Hwy 120 and 6.... are they good for a 42' 5th wheel

http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/trucks/docs/truckmap-d09.pdf 30 ft *KPRA = kingpin-to-rear-axle distance It is a nice drive. Some up, some down.
ORbiker 08/25/16 10:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip to Fish Lake, Steens Mtns, OR

Thanks for sharing. That's a pretty lonely part of Oregon. You are lucky you were prepared.
ORbiker 08/23/16 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Oregon Historic Highway 242

There is multiple signs at each end. I was up there on the motorcycle today for a big loop ride. As I was just leaving the viewpoint area at the top, a large Montana 5-er (at least 36ft) was headed west. I was wondering how they get through and how long it took to get past all the sharp hairpins. West side https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8081/29060100031_08d5c868e9_b.jpg East side https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8826/28515536574_da4ed98140_b.jpg Dee Wright Observatory https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8066/29060109361_f0bca60a79_b.jpg If you do this road. Stop and see the great work the CCC did when building this observatory. There are small windows to view the mountains far away and larger windows to view the closer mountains.
ORbiker 08/21/16 10:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Historic Highway 242

Thanx for the pics. Now I know what it looks like. Last month we took 126 to 20 heading towards Sisters. I don't mind curvy, narrow roads but it's never safe when you have to straddle the centerline and on-coming traffic also needs to. Beautiful scenic drive it is. https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7514/27892754246_afd70d5501_b.jpg With lot of blind corners and NO GUARD RAILS. https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8297/7922685578_b620b4ccec_b.jpg And there are fabulous views from the Historic Dee Wright Observatory. It was built in the 1937 by the CCC. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8038/7922567808_9a481d6292_b.jpg From the top of the Observatory. Mountains is all direction. https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8038/7922531092_ebe3944b2a_b.jpg Safe travel and enjoy the pics, KEN
ORbiker 08/19/16 10:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Historic Highway 242

Thanks for posting. It looks like a great motorcycle road, not so much for RV's. Great pics. Motorcycle dream road as long as the cars stay on their side of the road ( which they don't ). It's only 20 foot wide. Most roads are at least 14 ft per lane. https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8178/8066824995_cdb98fbbea_b.jpg
ORbiker 08/19/16 10:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Historic Highway 242

Should post a pic of the lava formations that line the road and corners to give any RV'rs a reason to not go on that road with their rig!!! Something like this is the best walls on 242. https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8460/8066871100_f182520aa5_b.jpg
ORbiker 08/19/16 10:00pm Roads and Routes
Oregon Historic Highway 242

I fix coin washers and dryers in a large part of Oregon. Today's travels sent me to Bend, Oregon from Eugene. I decided to travel 242 for something a little different. It's almost a once a week trip, so a different route is good. I got very lucky today and only passed 1 car between the bottom west side to the top. This road is very narrow even for my work van. https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8435/29069207035_fe1c77a180_b.jpg There were a few vehicles at the top parking lot. As I head down the east side of the 5000 ft pass, I encounter 1 fifth wheel RV hogging the complete road (because he has to) due to extremely sharp curves and narrow road width. The Historic Highway 242 over McKenzie Pass is closed to vehicles longer than 35 feet. In less then 5 minutes another fifth wheel rig is headed up the road. I get him to stop and chat for a minute. I pointed out to him that he will be unable to go down the west side. He said that Good Sam routed him this way. Hopefully he turned around at the top. I love to ride this road on the motorcycle, but still take it easy on the blind corners ( and there are a bunch of them). Here is a few sample pictures. The scenery is fantastic. This area is in a very primitive area. The boundaries of the Mt. Washington Wilderness and Three Sisters Wilderness are 66 feet from the highway centerline. For about 40 miles to the south is all wilderness. About 18 miles in all the other directions is also wilderness. There is no cell phone coverage either. The sharp corners before the cliff. https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3874/14766838737_79a092f48d_b.jpg 1000+ drop off on one side and vertical rock cliff on the other. https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5590/14766808638_aa37b97251_b.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5555/14953398585_7e908dc987_b.jpg I have seen a car hauler simi straddling a hairpin corner on the west side, blocking the road for many, many hours. I road past the cars that were stopped and road the motorcycle under the driver front tire (with a cliff wall on the other side) of the truck. Please think hard before you take this road with your RV. Here is some other info about this route. Point of No Return The McKenzie Pass—Santiam Pass Scenic Byway Oregon ODOT 242
ORbiker 08/18/16 08:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Newport to Crescent City

You could go down to 299 in CA and come out in Redding.
ORbiker 08/14/16 09:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: So Cal to Glacier

Thanks! Do you pick up 12 in Walla Walla? How is 12 through the mountains to Missoula? Not too twisty for my rig? Looks like an great alternative to interstates. It's a nice wide road. It does go up in elevation. I haven't done it yet with my 42 ft toyhauler, but will someday (hopefully soon).
ORbiker 08/13/16 04:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5th wheel manufacturer reviews

Here is the Grand Design Reflection forum link. http://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/forumdisplay.php/55-General-Discussion Most of the Grand Design owners LOVE their rigs. Granted; they do have troubles also. The company does stand behind their product. The forum is not sponsored by GD, but does monitored it to try and help get problems fixed.
ORbiker 08/12/16 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
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