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Trail Users Comments / Re: Odt/oar camping
« Last post by ODT_Forum_Admin on June 05, 2017, 12:38:16 PM »
Tim,  For general supplies (e.g.supermarkets), plan to stop in any of the four towns along the route: Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, and Forks.  For camping supplies, there are outfitters in Port Townsend (Wildernest) and Port Angeles (Browns Outdoor).  See Outfitters tab in Planning Info, but also currently being updated.  Sport Townsend has closed. 
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Trail Users Comments / Re: Odt/oar camping
« Last post by ODT_Forum_Admin on June 05, 2017, 11:44:03 AM »
For Camping information, look in the Planning Info section of the website, on the Camping page.  Camping sites along the ODT route are listed,  Click the campsite name to link to the campsite web page,  Most provide cost and reservation info.  However we are currently in the process of updating a number of link changes on this page, which should be done by mid June. 
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Trail Users Comments / Odt/oar camping
« Last post by Timtheconjurer on June 02, 2017, 03:04:18 PM »
I am planning a late July trip to ride west, then back. I am curious about cap site fees, as well as stops to resupply so I can keep my weight down on the trip. Any advice and direction would be very appreciated.
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Trail Users Comments / Re: Family Cycling on the ODT?
« Last post by ODT_Forum_Admin on May 18, 2017, 06:54:27 AM »
Good question.  The portion from Port Townsend to Discovery Bay temporarily uses 8 miles on State Route 20, which is windy, fast, and poor shoulders - not safe in my opinion, particularly for 7 yr olds.  To avoid this, take State Route 104 from Seattle to Discovery Bay (Edmonds Ferry, Hood Canal Bridge to US Hwy 101, then north 2+ miles to connect with Olympic Discovery Trail). The 50 miles of ODT from Discovery Bay to Port Angeles and the ferry to Victoria, BC is mostly separated trail and a fun ride.  However it is not well signed (big signing project this summer).  Take the download maps from the website for the sections you are going to cover and they will walk you through the confusing spots.  The first 10 miles from Discovery Bay is not complete yet, but most is on Old Gardiner Rd, a quiet country road you will like, with two short segments on the wide shoulders of Hwy 101. Go off the highway onto Old Blyn hwy, jog left in 0.8 miles to catch the separated trail and you are good all the way to Port Angeles. The 7 yr old will enjoy visits to the Audubon Center (just before crossing the Dungeness River on a restored RR bridge, open weekdays) and the Feiro Marine Life Center (as you enter Port Angeles, on the water side just past the Red Lion Inn). 
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Trail Users Comments / Re: Status of Sequim Bay State Park bridge
« Last post by ODT_Forum_Admin on May 18, 2017, 05:51:29 AM »
The new bridge opened in mid May, and the steep, gravel detour is no more!
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Trail Users Comments / Family Cycling on the ODT?
« Last post by cyclingfamily on May 12, 2017, 10:22:34 AM »
Hey there. My husband and I are thinking about cycling from Seattle to Vancouver with our seven-year old this summer. We've taken other cycling trips before (the Great Allegheny Passage and from Montreal to Quebec) where we've cycled on marked paths, shoulders, and separate trails. If we incorporate the ODT, are there particularly difficult climbs and many bits that you would consider unsafe because of traffic, lack of shoulder, etc...?

Also, do you have other recommendations for a possible cycling trip from Seattle to Vancouver?
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Trail Users Comments / Status of Sequim Bay State Park bridge
« Last post by bchalk on May 10, 2017, 06:29:01 AM »
Can someone tell me if the new bridge in Sequim Bay State Park is open/rideable? The last I heard there were paving delays because of the weather.
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Yes, there is one section for which we recommend a longer alternate.  Hwy 20 south of Port Townsend, from Discovery Bay to 4 Corners (8 miles) is winding, fast traffic, and poor shoulders (none in a few spots).  The final, off road route is in the process of acquiring right of way, abut won't be done for 5-6 years.  We have an alternate on-road route which is about 16 miles, but better grades and less traffic.  Instead of turning north from Discovery Bay on Hwy 20, continue on Hwy 101 for about 2.6 miles to the Hwy 104 exit, follow Hwy 104 east for about 4 miles to the junction with Center Road.  Go north on Center Rd about 6.7 miles to the junction with Hwy 19, then continue on Hwy 19 north for 2.6 miles to 4 Corners Rd, then northwest on 4 Corners Rd. for 1.2 miles to Hwy 20.  Cross Hwy 20 and continue west on Discovery Rd. about a half mile.  ODT will resume on your right (north) side of the road at the Milo Curry Rd intersection.
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Trail Users Comments / Riding A Tour Bicycle From Port Townsend to La Push?
« Last post by Kynanstar on April 24, 2017, 02:13:39 PM »
Hello!
My name is Kynan. My wife and I are interested in taking a 2-3 day ride on our tour bikes in the very near future. We have heard about the ODT and are interested in riding it. However, due to the fact that I am a bit of safety nut, I would like to inquire on the safety of this route for the entire route. I'm not worried about bears or wildlife, mostly about riding on the shoulders of busy highways. Are there any especially dangerous sections of the ODT? Any advice?

Thank you so much in advance!
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Trail Users Comments / Bike/Pedestrian Turmoil
« Last post by jeffryes on April 04, 2017, 06:39:30 AM »
On a local Sequim FB group discussion an individual posted a concern about 1 bicyclist that reported swerved into her path on the Fir Street section of ODT in Sequim. That generated some emotional and negative discussion back and forth that led to no solution.

Are there ODT, Sequim, bicyclers organizations or forums where this issue could be addressed that might lead to some kind of resolution besides more FB comments and replies that lead to more comments and replies?

Thanks!
L. Jeffryes
One of the Admins on Sequim, WA FB page
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