Originally Posted by Belgian Waffles
Beautiful! I'm looking into a DRZ in the next year or so and would love to hit up this area then. The Transalp is just a bit too much for me for those kinds of roads the way I have it set up. How long did it take you to get to Christmas Valley from Corvallis? I'm at OSU and would love to go out that way some time.
There are plenty of routes that you can ride easily on the Transalp, I just pick the harder ones when I'm on the XR. I was going to do this trip with a guy on a 950 Adventure and this trip would have been MUCH different if he were along.
It takes about 4 hours from Corvallis to Christmas Valley. Its not much longer if you go to Bend (2.5 hours) then just ride to Christmas Valley on dirt. I don't plan on staging in Christmas Valley again.
I'm into a trip next spring and summer, its just too cold and snowy out there now to get anywhere. Hit me up next spring and I'll give you a tour out there.