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Old 09-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #776
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Tipi Tour 2011

3 tipis Jim Klaas photo
The Adventure Sidecar Tipi Tour took place August 19-26, 2011
Friday afternoon we set up camp at the bottom of a canyon in the mountains just West of Hood River

Setting up camp

Ellie made us lamb shish kabobs for dinner, with fresh organic lamb from
Sakura Ridge

The Tipi Tour included an Advanced S/TEP Class. After dinner we did the classroom presentation, using a tipi door for a projector screen

S/TEP class

After class we relaxed around the campfire

Friday night campfire

...before turning in for the night

glowing tipis

We stayed up a little late Friday night and so arose a little later Saturday morning Ellie whipped up a hearty meal of hashbrowns, ham and eggs.

breakfast in camp

After breakfast we rode down to the range to finish up the Advanced S/TEP class

STEP range

Cob balances

After lunch we rode up to a reservoir to cool off and relax




Back at camp, Ellie and Monica were preparing dinner: Chicken and potatoes with fresh biscuits!

dinner prep

Ellie making dinner in the dutch ovens

After dinner we bedded down in primitive comfort

sam roughing it

Sunday we settled into the routine we would follow the rest of the week:




Chad Chows Down


Mr.Cob, trailing clouds of glory

Gumjuwac Pass

Trillium Lake

riding a dyke



Greenpoint road

above Dee Flat
Bennett Pass

Eat some more

hot lunch

Picnic at Ottertail Lake

Dave relishes lunch


corned beef hash


cobs dinner
and Relax

Chad Andrea Tipi fire


Andrew bedtime

Mr.Cob and Robert snooze

Andrew sleeps in

We enjoyed a constant stream of entertaining visitors

his middle name is

Robert playing concertina

Chads Dad

Chads Dad plays with his glowing balls

Friday morning we awoke to thunder and lightning(this storm sparked the huge wildfires still burning on Mt.Hood 3 weeks later).

stormy sunrise

We had coffee and breakfasted, snug in the Tipi

coffee gurlz

breakfast snug in the tipi

The storm broke and the sun came out

Sun dappled tipi

drying things off as we struck camp,

sun dried

tipi poles


concluding the Tipi Tour


empty campsite

You can find more photos and stories from the 2011 Adventure Sidecar Tipi Tour in After Hours starting with Day One

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