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    Off Road Touring from Rattlesnake Lake to Lake Kacheelus?

    Poring over maps in the winter months and I got to thinking about a possible route over Snoqualmie Pass. I wonder how much of this valley is accessible in the summer months for an off road tour. I have heard of people riding from ~Exit 38 down to Greenwater - they must cross this valley, too.

    Loads and loads of forest roads there. Has anyone done this? Advice? I don't have the GT maps for the area yet. Just using Google Earth.

    Proposed route here
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    Sadly, your route goes through the Cedar River watershed, which is owned by Seattle Light and Water. It is one great big no trespassing zone that they are super serious about. You caught in there and they will give you the most hellacious titty twisters ever. Check out the thread on the 'WaMBR - the ultimate WA epic?' for ideas on going long in Washington and how hard it is to route find.

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    The standard route is the the John Wayne Trail. to get between those 2 points

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    I've known about that for a while. I was curious to do something a little more 'off the grid'. But as slop points out, this is probably a non-starter. I will have to look more closely at the boundaries of the watershed.
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    Thanks for the info, and the thread advice. I'll head on over that way!
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    It's odd how protective they are about keeping people out. Just outside Vancouver BC the watershed allows hiking, dog walking, etc. Huge waste of space that should be open to the public out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACree View Post
    It's odd how protective they are about keeping people out. Just outside Vancouver BC the watershed allows hiking, dog walking, etc. Huge waste of space that should be open to the public out there.
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