Moses Lake is an interesting place. It's sand, kinda, with rocks,
kinda, and mud, kinda. Ok, so if that isn't confusing enough, the
directions are too - Go down I 90 to Moses lake - take exit 174 and
follow the signs to the ORV area. - turn after turn will get you to an
area that kinda looks like you could unload there.... (you can) but on
the way out, just carry on down the road and go out the back side it's
about 1/4 the time to pavement and leads you right to the local snack
Moses Lake is begginer to intermediate riding. If you are an expert,
when you get sick of jumping you'll be bored. That said, there are a
large arrangement of hooks for air time, and a vast amount of rutted
whoop laiden trails. I think riding with paddles here is overkill and
will most likely cause you to beat the crap outta your hookers, but to
each there own.
I must confess I only road Moses Lake for a quick ride one afternoon on
the way through town, but it was an exploratory ride to see if it was
worth comming back to - the verdict? well, it's right on the edge for
me. It's a 5 hour drive from here and the Oregon Dunes are 7.5, so the
general consensus amongst our riders is go to Oregon. On the flip side,
if I lived close to Moses Lake, I'd ride there every weekend. It's as
good or better then any local riding spot I've ever been to.
The town folk are very pleasant, terrible with directions of any kind
and the local bike shop was closed, but I saw all 6 machines from the
front window so nothing lost there.
I think Moses Lake would be a great spot for a party with the boyz, and
camping seemed to be a non issue - no facilities tho. And Moses Lake
does offer the unique ability to bring your jet ski or boat or whatever
for a nice ride at the end of a day of ATVing. Mind you, that might
keep you from getting bored too ... hmmm.......
The sand is hard enough that I drove my mud tire laden truck all over
the initial dunes looking for an unload spot without any fear of
getting stuck and the biggest hill would only be a slight challenge for
my pavement preferred Chevrolet. But there is some excellent hooks
there, so if jumping is your thing, you'd be happy.
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