WABDR: Washout in Section 3

Aug 8th, 2018

We've received information that there is a triple washout on Liberty Beehive Road at N47 17.762 W120 26.907. It can be done on little bikes but it is almost impassable on the big bikes for all but the most experienced riders.  Also as of Oct 8th, there are at least 5 large deadfalls on the track (3 to get over, 2 to get under) and single track in places which has turned this into a difficult section if running solo or on a big dualsport. 

A rider has suggested these go arounds:

NORTH TO SOUTH, leave Cashmere and ride to south Wenatchee and  look for right turn on Terminal Ave., then left to Squilchuck road, then right to Halvorson Canyon Road to join up with the BDR route. The washout is tricky but passable on a motorcycle. Rest of track is great into Ellensburg.

SOUTH TO NORTH, leave Ellensburg, ride to the Beehive road closure, continue right to get on Halvorsen Canyon road and take main route into Wenatchee, then ride pavement up to Cashmere and continue on next leg of BDR.  The washout is tricky but passable on a motorcycle. Rest of track is great into Wenatchee.

Report from a rider (note, photos look less severe than the actual washout really is):

"The first washout is at the top of a somewhat steep dirt hill with double ruts. The washout is pretty small and between the peaks in the pic. Probably 15 feet across with a slope from R to L and some rocks. If it was just that we would have tried it.

The next two are much larger, pretty steep drops in and out and again sloped sideways.

After watching some little bikes not make it up the far slope or jump it we elected to turn our big bikes back. Did not want to end up falling (which would have likely included rolling down the slope). No good way around."

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