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Re: [ExchangeCycleTours] Clackamas Camping - July 4/5/6

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  • Stephanie Routh
    actually, that s what the doctor ordered. thanks, all! -s ... -- steph routh www.umbrellastreets.org actually, that s what the doctor ordered. thanks, all! -s
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 1, 2008
      actually, that's what the doctor ordered.
      thanks, all!

      On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM, heather williams <htappy@...> wrote:
      Since I can only do one night, I plan on returning Saturday morning
      back to Portland, so if anyone would like to ride back early with me,
      let me know and we can coordinate.


      On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Matt Picio
      <execdir@...> 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.
      > 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.
      > 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
      > Please contact Matt Picio at 503.781.5095 or Steven Kung at
      > 503.957.6672 with any questions – thanks!
      > -matt


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      steph routh
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