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Old 01-31-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Eastern Oregon Tour V3.0

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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Old 02-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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I've been dying to do Leslie Gulch. Stay tuned.....
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.....
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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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.....
Leslie's ex was on the news awhile back
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:08 PM   #6
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This 'trip' is already headed for greatness.

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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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Old 02-09-2013, 01:38 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
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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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Old 02-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #10
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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.
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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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Old 02-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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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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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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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.
I guess we're not all that scientific about it. You can't swing a dead beaver in this state without running into something spectacular. As was suggested, get yourself a Benchmark Map and just ride.

Northeastern corner, Joseph, the Wallowa Mountains, Hell's Canyon. Must see.
Southeastern corner, Frenchglen, Steens Mountain Loop, the Alvord Desert on the other side of the mountain. Amazing.
Central, Bend, Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Lakes Scenic Loop. Mmmmm.
Northern border, Hood River, the Gorge. Beyond comparison
Coastal. All good, but the farther south the better, IMO
Central/Eastern. John Day, a few different John Day Fossil Beds if you're into that kind of thing
South/Central, Lakeview, Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Hart Mountain Hot springs: remote, amazingly quiet, excellent stargazing

Throw a dart and just go.
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I guess we're not all that scientific about it. You can't swing a dead beaver in this state without running into something spectacular. As was suggested, get yourself a Benchmark Map and just ride.

Northeastern corner, Joseph, the Wallowa Mountains, Hell's Canyon. Must see.
Southeastern corner, Frenchglen, Steens Mountain Loop, the Alvord Desert on the other side of the mountain. Amazing.
Central, Bend, Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Lakes Scenic Loop. Mmmmm.
Northern border, Hood River, the Gorge. Beyond comparison
Coastal. All good, but the farther south the better, IMO
Central/Eastern. John Day, a few different John Day Fossil Beds if you're into that kind of thing
South/Central, Lakeview, Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Hart Mountain Hot springs: remote, amazingly quiet, excellent stargazing

Throw a dart and just go.
Thanks, Z. Couldn't have said it better!

Last summer I guided my brother and nephew on a nice little trip from the southwest corner of the state (Crescent City, Ca, actually) to the northeast corner. Lots of great roads and sights along the way. A rather lame ride report can be viewed here.

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Bear Camp?
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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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