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Re: [ExchangeCycleTours] Updated: Clackamas Camping July4-6

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  • Heather Williams
    Dude! I m so hard-core, but 7:00? That s not just hard-core, that s downright dotty! I ll see those of you from Team Cuckoo Bananas at Gresham.... (will you
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 30, 2008
      Dude! I'm so hard-core, but 7:00? That's not just hard-core, that's
      downright dotty!

      I'll see those of you from Team Cuckoo Bananas at Gresham....

      (will you bring me a donut?)

      :)
      heather

      Matt Picio wrote:
      >
      > Exchange Cycle Tours Presents: Bike Camping!
      >
      > This upcoming weekend is the Fourth of July, and in accordance with
      > the long weekend, ECT is taking a long trip up the Clackamas!
      >
      > This trip will be a bit different from previous excursions - we'll be
      > riding up Highway 224 and NF-46 into the National Forest into the
      > realm of pristine streams and old-growth forest, to camp in primitive
      > settings outside of the USFS campground system. This is an
      > exploratory camping trip, meaning we'll figure out a decent campsite
      > on the fly when we get out there. This will likely be the most
      > advanced camping trip of the year in terms of skills needed - our
      > next camping trip at Oxbow will be much more beginner-friendly.
      >
      > This trip will start from the Cleveland MAX station (eastbound end-of-
      > the-line in Gresham) at 9am sharp. There will be no on-site
      > facilities: no showers, no toilets, no potable water. We will pass a
      > number of campgrounds on the way out where water can be obtained. We
      > may also haul wood from Estacada for a fire - fire risk is low, so
      > fires *are* permitted in the National Forest at this time.
      >
      > Details:
      >
      > ECT Clackamas Camping Trip
      >
      > Dates: Friday, July 4th through Sunday, July 6th
      > Departure Time: 9am July 4th, from Cleveland Ave. MAX station
      > Arrival back in Gresham: late evening Sunday
      > One-Way Mileage: 60-70 miles
      > Weather Forecast: Party-Mostly Sunny, highs of 77-83, lows of 53-55.
      > Slight chance of showers.
      >
      > Map: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Clackamas-Camping-Out-to-
      > <http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Clackamas-Camping-Out-to->
      > Big-Bottom
      > Cue Sheet: http://www.bikely.com/cuesheet/route/Clackamas-Camping-Out-
      > <http://www.bikely.com/cuesheet/route/Clackamas-Camping-Out->
      > to-Big-Bottom
      >
      > NOTE: To get to Cleveland Ave. before 9am, you must board MAX by
      > 8:32am if coming from Gateway, 8:06am if coming from Pioneer Square,
      > and 7:43am if coming from Beaverton TC.
      > If you are riding out from Hillsboro and taking MAX, you need to
      > board by 7:15am and I will buy you coffee and a donut. (Proof of
      > time/place required)
      >
      > *TEAM HARDCORE*
      > Those of you who truly want to ride all day can join us at Voodoo Too
      > at 1501 NE Davis St. at 7am. We will have coffee and a donut and
      > head on our way at 7:15am out to Gresham on the following route:
      > http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Voodoo-Too-to-Gresham-MAX-end-of-
      > <http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Voodoo-Too-to-Gresham-MAX-end-of->
      > line
      >
      > Additional Notes:
      >
      > 1. We are actively seeking someone to provide emergency SAG service,
      > but this should be considered a fully self-supported ride
      > 2. This is *NOT* a beginner ride. While we are not discouraging
      > beginners from coming, you should be aware that you may not enjoy
      > this ride as much as you would an easier trip
      > 3. Bring extra food and water. There will be a food stop in
      > Estacada, which has a full-service grocery and a full pharmacy (which
      > also has spare tubes and minor bike supplies)
      > 4. Bring a minimum of 2 tubes and a frame pump - Hwy 224 has gravel,
      > and sometimes small sharp rocks near the canyon walls.
      > 5. Bring a light. It will get very dark at night - there will be no
      > nearby light sources, and finding your way to a suitable sanitary
      > location at night could be problematic.
      > 6. Bring a small shovel and some toilet paper (unscented,
      > biodegradable) - the campsite will have NO toilet. Talk to me about
      > proper "disposal" techniques.
      > 7. The Clackamas River is COLD, but you *can* swim in it. Assuming
      > it gets up in the 80s, you might want a swimsuit and a towel.
      > 8. Bring suncreen.
      > 9. We will likely find a camp on Friday night for the whole trip, and
      > remain there all day Saturday. If we are close enough to the Big
      > Bottom old-growth area, I will lead an exploratory hike for those who
      > want to see large old Douglas-fir trees and Western Redcedar.
      > 10. Notify someone before you leave that you will be camping up the
      > Clackamas River between Austin Hot Springs and Big Bottom, that you
      > are leaving on July 4th and returning on July 6th, and to call 911
      > and notify the Clackamas County Sheriff if they don't hear from you
      > by noon on Monday the 7th. While I don't expect any problems, the
      > possibility always exists that one or more of us could encounter an
      > issue while up in the National Forest.
      > 11. Bring sealed plastic bags or other airtight storage for food.
      > You don't want raccoons fighting over your food in the middle of the
      > night.
      > 12. It's 4th of July weekend. There will be traffic - lots of it,
      > until we clear the road to Timothy Lake. There will be a few spots
      > where we can avoid the traffic, but in spots it'll be... unpleasant.
      > You have been warned.
      > 13. After Estacada, there is seldom, if ever, cellphone reception.
      > It is highly unlikely that you will be able to reach anyone from the
      > location we are camping in. Please keep that in mind.
      >
      > Thanks! Hope to see some of you out there! Following is ECT's club
      > guidelines and the minimum and recommended gear lists.
      >
      > Minimum Gear List
      >
      > Tent/Hammock/Tarp to sleep under
      > Sleeping Bag or blankets
      > Riding clothes
      > Comfortable shoes
      > Bike lights
      > Additional light for in-camp
      > 2L or more of water storage
      > Food for 2 days
      > Spare batteries for lights
      > First Aid Kit
      > Compass
      > Emergency Blanket (Mylar)
      > Whistle
      > Waterproof Matches
      > Patch Kit
      > 2 Spare Tubes
      > Tire Levers
      > Hex Wrenches/Multitool
      > Plastic or folding shovel
      > Toilet paper
      > Sunscreen
      > Frame pump
      > Some reliable means of telling time
      >
      > Recommended Additional Gear
      >
      > USFS Map - Clackamas Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest
      > Camp stove and fuel
      > Sunglasses
      > Swimsuit
      > Towel
      > Sandals
      > A Book/Game/Something to Do
      > FRS Radio
      > Zip Ties
      > Duct Tape
      > Bungie Cords
      >
      > Our Club Ride General Guidelines/Info:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExchangeCycleTours/message/126?l=1
      > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExchangeCycleTours/message/126?l=1>
      >
      > Ride Leader and contact information:
      >
      > Matthew Picio - ECT Volunteer
      > matt [dot] picio [ at] gmail [dot ] com
      > 503.781.5095
      > http://www.cyclewild.org <http://www.cyclewild.org>
      >
      > Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club and Bike School
      > http://www.exchangecycletours.org <http://www.exchangecycletours.org>
      >
      >
    • Steven Kung
      With the latest TriMet rules re bikes on MAX, us of the more gooey-core persuasion might be thankful for the few open hooks vacated by Team Cuckoo.... hey hope
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 1, 2008
        With the latest TriMet rules re bikes on MAX, us of the more gooey-core persuasion might be thankful for the few open hooks vacated by Team Cuckoo....

        hey hope it's not that $5 Voodoo bucket waiting next to the MAX tracks - that'd be doping n not fair

        -s



        On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:39 PM, Heather Williams <htappy@...> wrote:

        Dude! I'm so hard-core, but 7:00? That's not just hard-core, that's
        downright dotty!

        I'll see those of you from Team Cuckoo Bananas at Gresham....

        (will you bring me a donut?)

        :)
        heather




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