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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!
      -s

      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.

      -Heather

      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
      www.umbrellastreets.org
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