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Old 06-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
N-Id-Jim OP
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Joined: May 2009
Location: where elephants roam
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Sunday May 27th

It was a bit windy in the canyon all evening, but the breeze had pretty much subsided in the am. I enjoyed the camp site on the lake, and the IPCo provided hot showers in the nice accomodations of woodhead park. After plenty of coffee and oatmeal, i got rolled up and rode out. Here is the bike looking back toward the park north to south:


Just to the north is the brownlee dam, 5 million cubic yards of earth fill around an impervious clay core.


The early travelers had their challenges too, now this is a poular dual-sport route..


I headed down the next reservoir, Oxbow, there are three dams in succession along about 40 miles of river. The upper being brownlee, then oxbow dam (no pic), then down to hells canyon dam. The road to Hells canyon:




After 23 miles of fun you end up here:




There is a sweet vistors center with lots of info:


Scenic parking


Then the ride back out of the canyon, 23 more miles of fun!
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