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OBDR water crossings on a fully loaded KLX400 and a DR-Z400s

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Made a quick video last night on the two water crossings we did this last week on the Oregon Back Country Discovery (OBDR) Route #4 from Seneca to Sisters, Oregon.

This OBDR segment (Route 4) covers about 240 miles of pretty darn remote area. You have to cross the Malheur river at two different points about 22 miles apart. Fun crossings. Not terribly difficult in July, but you can screw it up and hydrolock your bike if you aren't careful. (I've seen more than one video on YouTube of folks dumping their bike and sucking in a cylinder full of water.) The GPS coordinates of each crossing are in the video, but here's the data also:

North Fork of the Malheur River “Crane Crossing”
44º09’34.45” N 118º22’06.79” W 
Elevation 4506 feet

Approx 22 miles apart

Malheur River Crossing at the Malheur Ford Trailhead
44º05’13.17” N 118º34’46.88” W
Elevation 4781 feet

Here's info on the different Oregon Back Country Discovery Route:
http://www.oohva.org/index.html

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Good info, certainly within the scope of the DRZ, done carefully. Thanks for the detailed report.

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Thanks for the info Pete, that will help with my trip next sept. down the Continentail divide and up through Oregon. :thumbsup:

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Our goal is to ride all the segments of the OBDR over the next few years.  We'll knock out route 6 later this summer too.  On this ride we did Rt 5 section 3, Route 4 and then some of that upper part of Route 3 where it drops down to Hwy 58.

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