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North Coast / Oregon Road Trip

Postby learnin2climb » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:34 am

Here is a little road trip Jen and I took a week ago to visit some friends and explore some new places.

We first headed to the King Range to ride the new IMBA - BLM venture Paradise Royal

Sunset on the first night
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Here's the trail
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there were some nice obstacles
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So tired he couldn't stand to eat dinner
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After Paradise Royal we headed to Oakridge, OR the MOUNTAIN BIKING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, maybe not yet. This area is really suited for fit folks or shuttle runs.

Middle fork of the Willamette
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Top of Larison Rock
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This would be the ultimate day. Ride your bike from Oakridge 1 mi to the Forest road, 5 mi up a paved row with an 8% grade, hike a bike 0.3 mi to Larison Rock, Climb the few routes, then bomb it back to town on the Larison Rock Trail. On this trip we discovered OR doesn't believe in switch backs. Almost every trail was straight up or straight down.

Anchors on Larison Rock
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Larison Rock Trail
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After Oakridge we headed to Bend

Swampy Lakes Area with Broke Top in the background
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On the way to S. Sister
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On top
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The Monkey feasting on a few people
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The little bit of shade we found to get two routes in.
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The backside
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After Bend, we head to Hood River to meet up with another friend and relax.

A short ride on Five-mile Loop of FSR 44
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Relaxing with a view
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Re: North Coast / Oregon Road Trip

Postby JaX » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:32 am

Amazing, looks like you guys had great luck with the weather. I love heading up north. Thanks for posting, I'm inspired to head up farther into Oregon next time.
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Re: North Coast / Oregon Road Trip

Postby splitclimber » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:19 pm

cool Andrew. Was the South Sister summit a day hike or did you overnight?
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Re: North Coast / Oregon Road Trip

Postby learnin2climb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:18 am

We did it in about 8hrs. Its 12.5mi rt with ~4k ft of elevation gain.
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Re: North Coast / Oregon Road Trip

Postby joe » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:40 pm

Nice Andrew! i will tell KV's mom she lives in the biking capital of the universe, hehe...
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Re: North Coast / Oregon Road Trip

Postby Dodrill » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:04 pm

That was such a good looking trip Andrew. Thanks for the TR. Nice photos too!
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