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Whiskey Dick Ride May 3, 2015. 10 AM

This ride will stage at a Green Dot parking area about 11 miles West of Vantage on the Old Vantage Highway (the place with the corral, for those familiar). A Discover Pass is required. We'll head on over toward the petrified forest area but turn before we get there (it's closed to ORVs), head North along the river (stop for a break at the river), then cut over to Whiskey Dick's cabin before heading South again.

We'll make a side trip to go visit a windmill up close and personal (those things are IMPRESSIVE in person), and then close the loop back to the staging area.

This ride is about 45 miles if we visit the windmills, minus 10 miles if we skip them. It will take at least four hours, probably more. If people wanted a longer ride, we could easily add another 20 miles of riding (also a round trip, 10 miles each direction) along a ridge line on the "old army road", which has some great scenery too.

Most of the riding is canyons and valleys, hard dirt roads, some off-camber rutty areas, rocks sticking up out of the dirt.
You should air up your tires for this one, and make sure you have plenty of gasoline, drinking water and tire plug kits on hand, and make sure your radiators are clean. There is not much shade on this ride, and it can be brutal to the unprepared ORV/rider.

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/871862296190448/

Staging Area:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/4....1734673,192m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Attractions on this ride:
  • Colorful flowers blooming on small cactus plants.
  • Scenic canyons and ridges.
  • Wide open spaces.
  • Old homestead cabin (now pretty much destroyed).
  • Meet a windmill in person, see bird impact stains on the blades, hear the sound the tips of the blades make, realize just how fast the tips are actually moving.
  • Understand that the reason you can see them clearly from 30 miles away is because they are enormous!

Map and Proposed Route:
View attachment 3464

More pics of this area:
Green Dots - June 17, 2012

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Don't make me get on Facebook to figure out when that ride is lol...its the enemy to most everything lol
 

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Sounds intriguing. What are the Green Dot parking rules? I have a Discovery pass and NW Trails pass, but haven't experienced Green Dot parking yet. What pass if any is required where we'll be parking?
 

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A Discover Pass is required. You can park anywhere along a Green Dot road not more than 100 feet from the road, but there are some designated parking areas and we'll be using one of those.
 

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I looked it up, I understand now. The only places I here of are around Ellenburg. Not saying I won't got that far but is there any others closer to the puget sound area?
 

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Not really, the green dots roads are kind of an Eastern Washington thing. No green dots that I am aware of West of the mountains.
We can carpool if you want, to help with the travel.
 
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