Eastern Oregon Tour V3.0

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by pHelix, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    The flag is hereby planted; the invitation posted:

    May 15 thru 19, 2013 (5 days, 4 nights) touring the Oregon Outback.

    Contemplating a clockwise tour this year with overnight stays in
    the Blue Mountains,
    Leslie Gulch,
    Willow Creek (Whitehorse) Hot Springs, and
    Hart Mountain Hot Springs.

    Explorations of other hot springs and points of interest a distinct probability.

    No marathons -- gonna keep daily mileage down to 200-300 or thereabouts.
    Figure about 1200 miles altogether.
    Mostly pavement but expect some gravel as well.
    And I promise to keep it under 75. Most of the time.

    Details to follow as they develop...

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  2. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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    I may not be able to commit to the whole thing, but I've been dying to do Leslie Gulch. Stay tuned.....
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  3. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    I've seen a couple of her Movies.............She's kinda Hawt if yer inta that sort a thing.......I'd say it never happened without pictures but this time I'll take your word for it.....:D
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  4. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Leslie's ex was on the news awhile back
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  5. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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  6. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    This 'trip' is already headed for greatness.

    Twig&berry stew?
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    In....?
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  7. acesandeights

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    If I don't ride the Mt. Scott Spring Dualsport event, I'd be up for it. I'll check back as the date gets a bit closer.
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  8. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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    Hey guys. I am making making plans to visit the PNW. I was looking at your tour and thought how great I could get locals to show me around. Unfortunately I am not coming that way till later in the summer. Can someone send me a couple GPX files with some good riding areas.
    Any must see locations. We are in the planning phase and are looking anything from Washington to north CA and maybe up to Canada.
    Thanks.
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  9. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    You will want to cruise up to Owyhee Dam while you are on your way to Leslie Gulch. I don't know what you guys are riding, but there is a level 2, (3-4 if it is muddy), ride from the end of the road at the damn up over the mountain and down to Leslie Gulch. I have done it on a 990 KTM in the wet (thunderstorm) and a GSA when it was dry.
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  10. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #94

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    In for at least a partial rendezvous along trail someplace! Make sure you turn up the heat at Hart Mtn this year, ok? :deal

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  11. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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    I remember back when it was just a few guys going for a ride. Now it's all commerical and stuff. :cry


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  12. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Hmm - I still haven't made it out to Eastern Oregon on 2 wheels.

    I know things can get pretty remote out there. What kind of fuel range is needed for this?
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  13. Apple Jam

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    Looks like it's begging for that GS o' yers :wink:
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  14. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    No more than 200 miles, which is about what I've got. :lol3
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  15. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    Just wait, there's more! :lol3

    I'm working on a fancy brochure, maps with all the GPS waypoints you could ever use, and an insurance policy, all for a small additional fee. Just sign here... :1drink

    :rofl:rofl:rofl

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  16. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    Check out this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803997 and the GPS Tracks West forum: http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=42. And get yourself the Benchmark maps for the states you'll be traveling through.
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  17. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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    Hey I looked through these. The roads all look like good ones. What I was really hoping for is more the destinations. I don't seem to have trouble finding the fun roads, but my wife loves to have good places to stop. So any must sees are what I am hoping the locals could help me out on.
    For example I was in Oregan last summer and a friend took me to Crater Lake. To me this is a must see and I will be taking my wife back there this summer. I did the TAT last summer and will be trying to find some of the NF roads that lead into Port Orford. They had some awesome views. There was one small paved road through the Rogue River NF that was just amazing to me. No center paint, slower speeds, but curve after curve with great scenery the whole way.

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  18. acesandeights

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    Bear Camp?
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  19. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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    I am sorry, was this for me? Can you give more details on "bear camp" I tried looking it up but found a bunch of stuff on the chicago bears.

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  20. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I was wondering if the road you were on, the one without paint, was Bear Camp Rd?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Camp_Road

    If you're riding between the coast and say, Grants Pass, or Medford, it's a nice (paved) road.
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