Sorry, no GPS tracks for this one, as I'm pretty sure I was trespassing at some point
Leave Portland, de-stress, find cool shit in the woods, don't get too lost.
The trails were looking dense, barely used and promising
Remnants of an old log cabin
While I got turned around a few times and the planned route got changed due to there not actually being a route, the tracks were still pretty good
This was tamest part of what became a 3-hour bushwhack section
Seriously, this is the trail
No simple task with a 65 pound bike for almost 3 hours
Finally made it to the junction of Middle Fork Trask and North Fork Trask rivers for the 1st night of camping
The left option is North Trask road, part of the Rapture route. The right is Bark Shanty Road, which turned out to be one of the best sections I've ridden in the coast range
Even the best sections can get regraded for logging trucks. Not CX bike friendly.
Clearcut- while it's unsightly, this is the reason we have awesome roads to ride in the range. As long as you're camping in designated areas, the logging companies welcome bike traffic and many roads are closed to non-logging motorized vehicles.
Check out the airplane landing in the middle of the image