|the patent-pending wileydogmapcap. the trailhead and
Cree Rd are in the upper left-hand
This worked out pretty good as Stoner Rd becomes a rough dirt and rock road akin to the gated off Dunn Rd/Summer Road of the Midnight Century. A little too rough for most vehicles in spots, but perfect for 2.2" mountain bike tires.
Back to the start:
|felt like a bicycle cowboy
|they finally found an opening near where the Columbia Plateau Trail
|the intersection where I turned right instead of left. the gps names
the road to the left as Elliot which becomes Cree again. i forget what
the sign said now.
The road is just a stone's throw away from the Columbia Plateau Trail in spots, and I remember we stopped for a rest by this road on our trip last May. I was tempted to stay on Stoner to see where it goes, but turned left on Dewey instead. I saw afterward Stoner/Swift will take you into Lamont.
|back on gravel on Dewey
|what's that up ahead? a dirt summer road?
It finally popped out on Rock Creek Rd and after I got my bearings, determined I was way further east than I wanted to be. Rode northwest on the paved Rock Creek Rd before backtracking on Munson Rd back to Dewey. Rock Creek Rd wasn't the type of ride I was looking for. Also, may not have had my helmet and felt a bit vulnerable. Hardly any traffic, though.
Back on Dewey, passed Cree Road after awhile and so was back on plan, looking for Cordell.
|think this is off Cordell
|probably Cordell again. really need to find some way to sync the
camera with the gps.
Think will head back out in a couple weeks, getting an earlier start and follow the same way down Cree to Stoner to Dewey, skip Munson and head down Belsby. I like exploring these gravel and dirt roads in this area - the only problem it's an almost hour long drive to the trail head.