July 11, 2016
Lovely ride. Start at Buck Creek airfield, ride north across hwy410. Head west about 50 feet there's a thin trail that diagonals up the slope. Take a right when it intersects the more established white river trail. Follow the white river trail past the turnoff to ranger creek, past the turnoff for deep creek and you'll reach the gate at the base of fs7174 (road to corral pass.) The road is blocked in several spots by fallen trees. Ride on up. You reach the parking lot with horse hitch bar. If you keep going north for 1/8 mile you reach the campground and there's a toilet. Anyway from parking lot head west on dalles ridge trail. It follows below the ridge. You can head north to noble knob. On the way down ride past deep creek and continue on the trail to the shelter at ranger creek. Either descend ranger creek (which has several slides and fallen trees) or palisades. Alternates: climb ranger creek instead of fs7174, downside is that shelter to noble knob is a steep climb and treacherous in the rain.
Pretty darn unique.