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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

And yet another small bike tour!

Lolo Pass and Mt. Hood
As you read this post, I am on the road.

You probably have figured out from this post that I took off on Tuesday July 10th to camp at Dodge Park. But hey! I don't have anything scheduled this week, why turn around so soon?

So from Dodge Park I'm heading east towards Mount Hood and summitting Lolo Pass. Then down into Hood River on the Columbia River Gorge. From there, I have two options: if I'm not feeling that up to it, I head west through the Gorge back home. If I am feeling up to it, I'll cross the Columbia at Cascade Locks, head north along the Wind River Road over Oldman Pass and then come down the Lewis River Valley and then through Battle Ground and back towards home. I'll be in the shadow of three mountains (Hood, Adams, St. Helens) for most of the time.

The weather is going to be great, sunny and around 80F/27C the whole time. While I'm never going to be more than 75 miles as the crow flies from Portland, I'll still be exploring new areas. (Can you tell I love this area?)

I doubt I'm going to be posting that much during this trip, as I'll be going through a whole lot of nothing as civilization goes. I may write a post when I get into Hood River. I won't be able to post photos until I get home.

Adventure awaits!

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