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Old 07-04-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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Mt Shasta anyone?

I'll be in the middle of 16 day ride (with GSA) to Canada when I stop at Mt Shasta later this month. The next day, I'm riding to Lakeview, OR from Mt Shasta. According to Garmin Basecamp, I'll be getting in to Lakeview, OR around 2PM with my planned gas and food stops.

I'm hoping the inmates can help me find a route, with fireroads or scenic views, through the Mt Shasta area. I'd like to spend 2-3 hours exploring the area before I get back on my scheduled trip.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:44 PM   #2
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Do you have a GPS?
Are you coming down I-5 or 101 ?

At any rate, you can go up hwy 89 from I-5 in Shasta.
About 10 miles... pick up Harris Spring Road on the north of 89...
Road turns into Medicine Lake Road a few miles up (right turn)...
then Tionesta road after Medicine lake. Another right turn at the lake 'junction' (I think).

That road will take you over to the east side of the Shasta area.
Road is mostly chip-sealed with a little bit of gravel on the east end.
You will go by lava tubes... Obsidian mtn, Medicine Lake etc. etc.

The road will dump you out on hwy 139.
You can go north to 140... then east to Lakeview....
or you go south, pick up hwy 299... then head north on 299 to Alturas and Lakeview.

If you are taking 140 east from Lakeview... I recommend stopping
at the Sunrise motel in Cedarville. (Take 299 over Warner mtn).
Country Hearth restaurant in Cedarville is pretty good.

From Cedarville, you can head north on the 'Suprise Valley' road.
Mostly chipseal... with a bit of nice gravel in the middle.
You can go up a few miles on 'Fandango' pass road... provides great views of Suprise Valley.
The road will deposit you at Adel on hwy 140.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:50 PM   #3
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Do you have a GPS?
Are you coming down I-5 or 101 ?

At any rate, you can go up hwy 89 from I-5 in Shasta.
About 10 miles... pick up Harris Spring Road on the north of 89...
Road turns into Medicine Lake Road a few miles up (right turn)...
then Tionesta road after Medicine lake. Another right turn at the lake 'junction' (I think).

That road will take you over to the east side of the Shasta area.
Road is mostly chip-sealed with a little bit of gravel on the east end.
You will go by lava tubes... Obsidian mtn, Medicine Lake etc. etc.

The road will dump you out on hwy 139.
You can go north to 140... then east to Lakeview....
or you go south, pick up hwy 299... then head north on 299 to Alturas and Lakeview.

If you are taking 140 east from Lakeview... I recommend stopping
at the Sunrise motel in Cedarville. (Take 299 over Warner mtn).
Country Hearth restaurant in Cedarville is pretty good.

From Cedarville, you can head north on the 'Suprise Valley' road.
Mostly chipseal... with a bit of nice gravel in the middle.
You can go up a few miles on 'Fandango' pass road... provides great views of Suprise Valley.
The road will deposit you at Adel on hwy 140.
Twilightzone - that's exactly the type of ride I was looking for. I do have a GPS and I'll be going South on I-5. I've built the route on Garmin Basecamp. Surprise Valley road to Fandango Pass looks amazing. I appreciate you taking the time to share your recommendations.
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