ADVENTURE TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS DEDICATED TO OVERLAND EXPLORATION
I'm looking at doing section 1 the WABDR in a few weeks. I'm just trying get any helpful info I can. Have you done before? How hard compared to the other sections (I've done of section 2)? Anything we most see?
Thanks sounds like she should be able to get some time be hind the wheel then also. I think we are planning on relaxing at the lakes and enjoy some nice weather hopefully. Plus a relaxing drive from the sounds of it.
Section 1 is very tame. As Ole mentioned, not a lot for points of interest. Some cool rock formations down by Big Lava Bed. Definitely stop at the Guler Ice Caves by Trout Lake.
Ole thanks that's ndperfect what i was hoping to hear. This will be my GF first true overland adventure and starting easy will help get her into the idea going more.
I did sections one and two last summer, section one seemed easier, but also less interesting. Much of it was "in the woods," if you do find a spot with a nice view I recommend stopping and enjoying it. There won't be many of those places. Nothing particularly challenging in section one, I drove it all in rear wheel drive without airing down.
The free campground up by Council lake (46.2635, -121.6318) was nice, so was the pay campground up by Takhlakh Lake (46.2808, -121.5986). I didn't see many nice places to camp along the route so I ended up staying at a forest service campground. Recommend bringing all the water you will want, or equipment to filter lake water.