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Mt. High Events
Last updated:July 18,
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in
the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.
Weather forecast for Government Camp on the
See bottom of this page for
ski area reports.
Adidas 50% discount for all Mt. High
Thanks to our club member Elsebeth
Frank, we have been offered a 50%
discount at the adidas employees
store at 5055 North Greeley Ave.
Portland, OR 97217. The offer is
valid July 15 - 31, 2014. Print the
coupon/flyer, fill in your
name and email address, and bring it
with you when you go shopping at the
Free concerts for Summer 2014
Outdoor concerts are the best - and
free is a very good price. So much
free music it's amazing! Click
on the above headline for Jeanne
free (or nearly free) outdoor
concert list. Also, thanks to
Jackie Lane for her
June-July Lift Lines
club's monthly newsletter is now on
Champoeg Park bike ride.
thought this ride would be boring,
you must have visited Champoeg Park
some 20 or more years ago.
But, the old bike trail is now gone
and replaced by a new one in a
different location, and much more
interesting and fun to ride!
See pictures on our
page. You have to try this
Trips calendar & Questionnaire
MS Word or
Check out the preliminary (draft)
copy of the 2015 winter trips
calendar, and then please fill out
the questionnaire on page 2.
Let us know your trip preferences.
This questionnaire will be
distributed at our quarterly social,
May 21, but you can also email it to
us, either to
email@example.com or to
May 24 last Timberline side-country
We did it almost every Saturday in
April and May. But this coming
Saturday, May 24 will be the last
time this season. That's because
both the Fusion Pass and
Timberline's Spring Pass expire on
Memorial day, Monday, May 26. More
Emilio's side-country article on
Check out a detailed
description of Timberline's
side-country options in an article
written by Emilio and just published
on ShredHood.org. It's a 5-page
article, so click on the "Next"
button at the bottom of each page.
And don't be confused by the fact
that each page begins with the same
trail map, for easy reference.
is a web site devoted to
everything Mt. Hood. It contains the
latest news, classifieds, racing,
new school, old school, videos,
slides, events, resources.
The web site was started by Ben Jacklet, a local journalist.
Check it out:
PACRAT Rat Attack photos &
A few of the best
photos from the 30th annual Awards
Banquet known as the "Rat Attack"
have been posted on our Photos page.
More of Bruce Kuper's
Rat Attack photos can be found at:
Also, see the PACRAT Racing
multimedia show created by Bruce
Kuper and shown at the Rat Attack:
Outstanding club competition - Mt.
See our club's latest
entry in the FWSA Outstanding Club
competition. This is also posted on
our Forms & Docs
Powder Alliance adventure blog
Emilio has left on a
4,000 miles road trip to ski as many
Powder Alliance ski areas as
possible. Lots of driving. But the
skiing is free for anyone with a
Fusion Pass. He will try to keep a
diary marking his progress. Check
out his “Ski Delights” blog at:
Man and Woman of the
Our 2014 man and
woman of the year are: Kurt
Krueger and Nancy Pratt.
Congratulations! See our
page for a list of past men
and women of the year as well as the
recipients of other awards.
Photos from Mt.
Bachelor and the Glade Trail
Photos from our
recent trips and events have been
posted on our
Photos page. Check them
out. If you were on one of
these trips or events, please send
you best photos and/or any comments
to Emilio at
pole Inclinometers -
Attach this simple device to your
ski pole and use it to measure the
Proof that Straight skis were always
Straight skis were
never really straight. See proof in
New Mt. Hood Express bus service
We have always
encouraged carpooling from Sandy,
and that is still an option. But, now
you can take the new Mt. Hood Express
bus instead. For only $2 (or just
$1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets),
you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or
Timberline. Catch the bus
right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride
bus stop half way between Champion
Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer
traffic light in Sandy). Turn into
Champion Way to park at the
The most convenient bus starts at
7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at
8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am.
Click here for the complete
The Taco Shoppe
in Government Camp now has indoor
dining, an expanded menu, happy hour
and a liquor license. See details on
Bulletin Board. Or click
here for see their
is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month
Introduce a new
person to the sport by having them
take a lesson from a certified ski
instructor, and you could win a
12 resorts for
the price of one!
Buy a Fusion Pass,
which gives you unlimited all season
access to both Timberline and
Mt. Hood Skibowl, and you
will also receive 30 free days at 10
other resorts in the West (3 tickets
at each). See more at:
on the Facebook page:
Also, click here for
Map of Powder Alliance resorts.
a PACRAT team
Now is the time.
Teams are being formed right now,
and many teams need a few new
racing, après ski parties and more!
from Colleen Hankins, PACRAT
Director of Membership.
Check it all out on
page and on the
PACRATs web site.
FWSA News Flash
- The latest issue of
the Far West Ski Association
Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news,
The GOOD OLD
TIMES have been moved
Photos from our whole
past year have been moved from the
to a new Photos 2013 page. Our Photos page
has been cleared to make room for new
photos for this coming season,
starting with the Ski Fair and the
Kickoff Party.. You
will still be able to see all the
2012/2013 photos, but it will just
take an extra click or two. Re-live the good
old times, or see what you may have
missed during this past season. Go
to our Photos 2013 page and keep
scrolling down to see about 2 dozen
Safety Person of the Year
won the FWSA Award for Safety Person
of the Year, for promoting safety at
our PACRAT races.
He won a week of
skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.
Web site &
At the 2013 FWSA
Convention in June, we won
1st place for
2nd place for
Brunidge has volunteered to
coordinate the mid-week skiers
can join the
mid-week group and post a
message in the mid-week forum
whenever you plan to go up skiing
and see if others can join you. More
info on our "Trips"
Boots & More Performance LLC
with Greg Coulter
Coulter has left Hillcrest Sports to
focus on Boots and More. He
has been involved with the ski
industry for 25+ years and has
chosen to go his own direction.
Boots and More is service only.
Boot fitting, and ski & snowboard
tuning and repair. It
also sells insoles and liners as well
as boot accessories.
The big difference between Greg
Coulter and everyone else is that he
will pick up and drop off the
Contact Greg via email;
Visit the new
Boots and More Facebook page
and Like it.
NW Ski Challenge
continues for the 2013-2014 season.
It is not a
competition for the most ski areas
visited. Instead, everyone who
visits at least 7 ski areas in the
Northwest will be entered into a
drawing for a prize.
New for this season is that in addition to Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, you can now
also ski at several ski areas in British
Columbia, Alaska, and Mammoth Mt.
They all count!
Just save your lift
tickets or receipts from the ski
areas and mail them to the NWSCC:
The address is on the form.
Click here for the Entry Form and
Skiing the Northwest
can be quite an adventure. See David
journal on our "Articles" page,
2014 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Blue: Mountain High club events
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club
Black: General events
See more event details below.
Club membership has been steadily increasing in the past
10 years! Current membership (as of May. 2013) = 323.
Last Monday of the month, we
meet at the Round Table Pizza
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland
(near the corner of Capitol
Hwy.) to plan future club
events, trips. Phone: (503)
245-2211. If you would like
to get a bit more involved with
the club, please come and join
us. This is a working and
planning meeting, but it's
open to all. Social gathering:
and the meeting starts at:
of local ski clubs gather to
coordinate activities, plan
joint events and trips.
Sometimes, there's a guest
speaker. These meetings are open
at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..
Meetings are held every other
month, on the
3rd Wednesday in February, March,
June, August, October,
At various locations around the
Portland metro area. See the
NWSCC web site for details.
Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch
Check out some of the
features available on watches these
days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer,
Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And
water resistant to 200 meters.
Sadly, not all in one watch. Read
Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog
A blog set
up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman
at KPTV-12, writing about snow
conditions from a skier's
perspective. This has been added to
Vision for the
A whole new vision of enhancing both
safety and fun on the slopes. Read
all about it (click on the "Vision"
button. Get involved. Write to the
ski areas. Write to ski magazines.
Refer them to our website:
Trips Survey Results
Thanks to the 60
people who completed the online
survey. See the results summarized
in the July issue of "Lift Lines",
or see the complete results
Mt Hood List
- A great new site!
to post your own message, to find a
carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies
for a Meadows 4x4, or any
other Mt. Hood related activity.
Check out this content on our
David Schor's adventures
(our recent trips and racing)
sale on our
Bruce's fall video
See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam
recording his fall and slide on the
face of 7th Heaven at Stevens
Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter?
Where did you ski?
Where were you 20 or 30 years
ago? How did you learn to ski? Any
spectacular falls? Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories
Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos
will be scanned in and returned to you. Contact
Free $kiing corner.
Free or half-priced
post your questions, requests,
offers, or help provide answers.
For plain text announcements or
questions, feel free to post your
own message in the Forum.
For more elaborate, announcements,
including graphics, photos, etc.
please email them to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post
it on the Bulletin Board.
There are new items
on our Bulletin Board. Check it out!
Several skis for sale, a French
conversation group, and more.
Also see the
Oregon Challenge Diary
- a description of all the Oregon
ski areas, and the combined
experiences of all 3 successful
challengers. Read about Warner
Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret!
And Spout Springs, and more. This
will be permanently posted on our
We Want You!
We know you have
something to contribute to the club.
Organize a party, a hike. a game of
cards, a visit to the theater, or
just a TGIF. Take your favorite
activity and invite other club
members to join you. Just let us
know what you could do for the club.
Or, better yet, come to our monthly
planning meeting, any last Monday
of the month, at the Round Table
Two new member
benefits have been added:
a) A $3 discount off
any burrito at the Taco Shoppe
in Govt. Camp
See details on our
Benefits page and on our
2-way Radios on the slopes!
Connect with other club members on
the slopes. Simply get on the radio
channel 6-19, and call for
Mountain High members. That is
Channel 6, Privacy code 19. There is
a permanent note about this on our
Video about our club
Short 5 minute
summary of what our club is al
about. Must see!
See it at:
Say goodbye to your
Avast! is totally free and
performs even better in tests.
Download it and try it yourself:
page - new & improved
The best way to get
info about ski areas. The improved
version contains almost all the ski
areas in the West, 154 of them. It's
the easiest way to get info for a
trip. Just click on whatever ski
resort you want.
Mt. High Wall Calendar
15-month wall calendar (Oct. 2012 -
Dec. 2013) is available for you to
save and print straight from web
site. It is customized with our club
photos and club trips.
You can print it in 2 sizes:
Letter (8.5 x 11")
a large 7 MB file. Be prepared to wait a
few minutes for the file to open
when you first click on it.
PRINTING: If you
don't have a printer that can print
both sides at once, print all the
even pages first, flip the whole
stack, and print the odd ones.
Note that half the pages are printed
upside down on purpose. It all
falls into place when you fold the
printed sheets in half and staple
in the middle (along the
Alternatively, if you
Emilio will print these for
you, for a small fee (just to
cover the expenses):
Tabloid (11" x 17") =
Letter (8.5" x 11") =
Just email Emilio at
let him know the size & number of
copies. Please send a check payable to:
Emilio Trampuz, 4742 Liberty Rd. S.,
#296, Salem, OR 97302
Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.
The events listed below are events other than ski trips and
Click on the map to enlarge it
The attached trail map mentions "Layng Road", but
Google Maps says: "Lang Road".
It appears that Google is wrong on this one.
The real name is Layng Road.
Click on the map to
enlarge it ==>
High Bike ride
Row River / Dorena
Lake / Covered Bridges
with Karen Michels
(Sunday) Meet 9 - 9:15 am. Start riding at
NOTE: This ride was originally
scheduled to start at 10:30 am, but we have moved it an hour
earlier, to enjoy the cooler hours of the morning, since it will
be a hot day.
Location: Row River
and Dorena Lake, near Cottage Grove
will meet at the Mosby Creek trailhead, about 5 miles east of
Cottage Grove along Mosby Creek Road, between 10-10:15. we will
start ride at 10:30 am.
to get there: To get to the trailhead, take I- 5 south
to Cottage Grove, exit 174. Go up to the light and take left.
You will be on Row River road. Go up to Thornton and take a
right at that light. There will be a Walmart on the corner there
if anyone wants to stock up on supplies. Go to Mosby Creek road
and take a left. Follow that till you see Layng road and then
take a left. Trailhead will be on your left.
The Mosby covered bridge is closed for construction so you
cannot drive through it. Most directions you Google will tell
you to go from Row River road to Layng Rd. but the bridge is
closed and you cannot get to the trailhead that way.
plan: We will leave Mosby Creek trailhead and head to Culp
Creek and back to Mosby, which will be about 20 miles. Then we
will have a picnic lunch in the park at Mosby trailhead. After
lunch those that want some more miles can join me for the last
10 miles from Mosby Creek into Cottage Grove and back. This
route can easily be shortened for those that want less miles or
doubled for those that want more.
Description: This is a paved "rails to trails" path that
goes along Dorena lake and past some covered bridges. We'll do a
shorter 20 miles round trip loop, but this can be extended by
another 10 miles, if you wish.
The Row River Trail begins its fantastic mile trek
in Downtown Cottage Grove (but we will start from the next
trailhead, 5 miles east) and it takes cyclists, walkers, roller bladers, joggers and all non- mechanized travelers on a wonderful
scenic trip along the Row River and Dorena Lake as well as past
historic covered bridges and old saw mills.
Lunch: We will have lunch at the trailhead
where we park our cars. There are a few picnic tables and a
decent sized grass area. No need to pack lunches on the
bikes we can just leave coolers and such in our cars. I
recommend everyone bring sandwiches or the like. I will
bring drinks and light snacks for the group.
bring: Snack or lunch, plenty of water, camera, sunscreen
Please wear a helmet for safety!
Carpooling: If interested in carpooling
or have any questions please let me know. See my contact info below.
Please RSVP: Karen Michels at
Take I-205 North to SE Powell Blvd in Portland.
Take exit 19 from I-205 North.
Follow SE Powell Blvd. for 4.8 miles (11 minutes)
to W Powell Loop in Gresham.
Turn right onto W Powell Loop for just 400 feet.
Destination will be on the right
Bike to the Dike
"2 lakes, 1 park,
A Mt. High ride led by Jackie
(Saturday) 10:00 am start.
Meet at:: Linnemann Station,
3804 W Powell Loop (1 block south of Powell),
Description: 21 miles, 2 lakes, 1 park, 1 dike, 21 miles,
A level, No one will
be permitted to ride on this ride who is not wearing a helmet. For
anyone who wants to do more miles and hills they can ride that same
day from the same start with Dick. About 25-30 miles. We will have
maps for both rides Everyone will sign a liability release.
We’ll ride on Fairview Trail and a wide street bike
lane with only a short distance without a bike lane; then on the
dike that few people know about.
Lunch afterwards will be at the Cedarville Tavern. Cell
This ride is essentially the same as the one held earlier on May
18th, but this time it will be a purely Mountain High club ride.
What to bring: Helmet is required.
Contact: Jackie Bonillo,
or (503) 663-3359.
Usually on the last Monday of the
28, 2014. (Monday)
- Usually last Monday of the month.
This month is an exception, delayed by a day.
6:00 pm - social gathering;
6:30 pm - formal meeting.
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near Capitol Hwy. (by
This is an organizational and
planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders,
etc., but it is open to all. Anyone wanting to get more
involved with the club is welcome.
July 31 (Thursday) 5:30 pm.
We will play 9 holes at
Claremont Golf Club,
15800 NW Country Club Drive, Portland,
Oregon 97229. Golf Shop -- (503) 690-4589
Tee times start at 5:30 pm.
Cost: $19 (for 9 holes)
Power cart: $12.
Directions: From Sunset Highway(
Hwy 26 ), take exit 65 to Bethany Blvd. Turn north on Bethany
Blvd., then west ( left ) on West Union, then north ( right ) on
NW Country Club Drive. Club house.
shop and parking for golfers are located at intersection of NW
Country Club Drive and Clubhouse Drive.
need to have conformation before Monday, July 21, either by email or by
contact Terry or Cal:
Terry at 503-729-3435 or e-mail at
at 503-805-8606 or e-mail
Learn a little more about some Mt. Hood trivia, including a map
showing part of this tour in this
file posted in our History section.
Barlow Trail to Rhododendron
historic trails bike ride
2, 2014 (Saturday) - 9:00 am
A unique bike ride into history!
This will be part 2 of last year's
bike ride, visiting several places we did not visit last time.
Don't confuse this one with the Barlow Road Ride
later in August (Aug. 23-24). Our ride is shorter, easier, and chock full
of information, old tales, trivia, and the history of Mt. Hood and
This is not a typical bike ride. It's a
9 am, in
Rhododendron, the last small town before Government Camp.
Let's assemble at the Still Creek Inn (the only restaurant in
The bike ride is from
Government Camp to
Rhododendron, but not by the most firect route. A lot of it is downhill, but there are a couple
of uphill sections.. Mostly on paved roads,
or fairly smooth trails. Mostly on hidden paths that are not well
known, some so overgrown they might soon disappear. Witness
how a historic road has been destroyed - on purpose!
bike is fine for this ride. But there will be a few places
where we will ALL have to get off our bikes and carry them or push
them through some tough places. We will also have to cross Hwy. 26
in at least 2 places.
We will leave about half
of our cars in Rhododendron. The other half will drive up to
Government Camp with their bikes, but also carpooling with those who
will leave their cars in Rhody.
At the end of the day, those who left their cars in Rhody will give
a ride to the drivers of the cars left at Government Camp.
This is a unique and
historical ride. Here
are some highlights:
1. See several sections of the original Barlow
Trail you haven't seen before..
2. Bike down parts of the
old Mt. Hood highway, before the modern Hwy 26 was built. The
road is overgrown with trees and moss, but it is still paved and
Laurel Hill, the steepest part of the historic Barlow Trail, so
steep the pioneers had to lower their wagons with ropes, and tie
tree trunks to the back of the wagon to act as a brake. This hill is
as steep as a double-black diamond ski trail, and yet the pioneers
managed to get down it with their wagons!
4. Visit a bat
cave. Yes, there are some bats in there, but it's not what you
Little Zig Zag
Falls. Or sit down at a picnic table to rest your legs here.
6. Bike down parts of the
old Barlow trail, better known today as the Pioneers'
Bridle Path trail.
7. At the end of the
ride, let's go for a drink and some food at the Still Creek Inn in Rhododendron,
partly as thanks to them for letting us use their parking lot, and
partly to rest and enjoy each other's company, while replenishing
Some of this may seem familiar. We've done something
similar before. But, there will be lots of new (and old) stuff to
see and experience this time. Promise!
For the bike ride,
contact Emilio, 503-378-0171, or
Bike ride at 9:30 am
Picnic at 11:30 am.
Click here for a
of the area.
at Sellwood Park
August 16, 2014 (Saturday).
9:30 am for the bike ride
(assemble at lower parking lot);
11:30 am for picnic.
12 pm (noon) - food served.
If you arrive at 1 pm or later, most of the food will be gone!
WHERE: Sellwood park
PICNIC AREA - A (as before- the big one). See
Let's celebrate multiple anniversaries:
Aboutt 40+ years
of the EdgeSet club (one of our former halves),
38 years of the
Plaza ski club (our other half), and
13 years of the
combined Plaza/Edgeset (aka. Mountain High) club.
Let's invite all our current and former club member
to a reunion. Can you still get in touch with some of our older
members? Please invite them to come. All new members are
welcome too, of course!
There will be a bicycle ride just before the picnic. Gather at the
parking lot by the river.
The picnic is a potluck. We'll have
sausages of various kinds (spicy and non-spicy). Bring something else
to share. Also BYOB.
Click here for a
of the area.
Directions for bike ride (at 9:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge
(or Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Avenue, then left on SE Spokane
St. Go over the railroad tracks and immediately turn right
onto Oaks Park Way. The parking lot will be on your left.
Directions for picnic (at 11:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge
(Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Ave. Then left on Spokane St. and
right onto Grand Avenue. Enter the park from Grand Avenue
(which continues as a pedestrian path into the park. Our
picnic area (Area A) will be on the left side of that path
(downhill, toward the river).
Click on map to enlarge it, or here for
Be there in time to settle in and start rafting at noon
Click here for
Road map, Campsite map, and River map!
NOTE: This document is from an earlier year. The
campsite map is different this year.
Here is a 10 minute show that captures last year’s rafting
on the Deschutes River.
2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)
The content of the show is a compilation of multiple
photographers on the trip, so bring your water proof
It is always good time on the river.
Deschutes River Raft Weekend
Aug 21-24, 2014.
This has become an annual tradition for our club. A weekend of
rafting and frolicking in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin,
OR. All of the rafting is done on Friday (starting at noon) and
Saturday (all day). Sunday is just for relaxing.
Bruce Kuper's video.
If you are wondering what the raft trip is about or just want a
reminder of the fun to be had, here is a 10 minute show
that captures a previous year’s rafting on the Deschutes River.
2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)
It is always good time on
the river. Come join us this year!
Camping: Thursday, Friday and
Saturday night in Maupin City Park.
RV space available for an additional
$25.00 a night or $75 total for an RV site.
Camp locations are group site 1 and 3. Limited tent sites behind the
campers on the hill side.
Rafting: (Row, Paddle or just
ride) Friday and Saturday. We’ll provide the rafts.
FRIDAY – We will meet at the park at noon and shuttle up river to
Harpin Flat, raft 18 miles down to Sandy Beach.
SATURDAY – We will raft from the park to Sandy beach in the morning,
shuttle back to the park for lunch and then shuttle up to Harpin
Flat and raft the upper section in the afternoon.
Lou's Q is back and he will come and cook dinner Sat. night. BBQ
Ribs, Chicken and baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.
To ensure all “food
groups” are covered we will do an alphabetical assignment;
Also, for other
meals (breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and
Camp, raft, dinner
= $100.00 pp, (Non Members $115.00) Non members must sign a
membership form/liability release before participation.
* RV space available for an additional
$25 per day or $75 total..
* If you have your own raft/kayak,
call Gordy for special pricing.
* KIDS ARE WELCOME (8 –20) AND TOTALLY
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT AT A COST OF $50.00 EACH.
Contact Gordy Lusk at 503-804-8363 or
Click here for the
Reservation and payment must be
received by August 1st. Cancellation Date is
To register: fill out the
Dough Transmittal form, on the last page of each of our
newsletters, or get the form on our web site at:
Print it, fill it out, and
mail it back to the club at:
Mountain High Snowsport Club
PO Box 2182
Portland, OR 97208.
* This is not a professionally guided trip. It is a club
function for our members and their friends to have fun. We are all
personally responsible for our own actions. Rafting can be
dangerous. By registering for this event you and your guests
will relinquish any and all claim of responsibility and claims of
liability on all parties participating in this event, board members
and Mountain High Snowsport Club.
The first 25 miles along Clackamas River Drive
traverses country roads past rural towns and scenic farmland, and
then features some short rolling hills on your way to the
spectacular Bluff Road panorama of Sandy River valley and Mt.
Hood in the background.
The second 25 miles (from the City of Sandy) drops
down the bluff, across the river, up a few short but steep hills
through the Marmot Ridge canopy of trees to a spectacular view of
Mt. Hood, before descending back into the Sandy River Valley floor
for a long flat ride to Zig Zag. From there it’s your choice: either
follow Hwy. 26 up Laurel Hill or follow the gentler and quieter
Still Creek Road via Trillium Lake to Govy. End the ride at Government Camp or
at Timberline Lodge..
Barlow Road Bike Ride
Government Camp to Oregon City
A fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural
23 - 24, 2014
(Saturday - Sunday):
want to experience a large part of Mt. Hood and Oregon
History...REALLY experience the beauty, the majesty, the pioneering
feeling of conquering the Barlow Trail Road from Oregon City Oregon
to Mt. Hood...this is something you WON'T want to miss.
century tour following the historic Barlow Road from the end of the
Oregon Trail to Government Camp (and back).
and incredibly scenic routes for riders of all abilities:
Trail Scout: 120 miles and 7,000 feet up and down in one
Trail Boss: 50 miles each day, one uphill and one
Pioneer: 25 miles uphill from Sandy on day one, 50 miles
downhill on day two.
Junior and Senior: 50 miles downhill -- the no training
of the ride will be on quiet rural roads with little vehicular
traffic. The only time you will be riding on Highway 26 will be from
Zig Zag to Government Camp up Laurel Hill, which has new pavement
and a wide shoulder. The entire route will be marked with BRR
the route will be altered slightly. The Still Creek Road will
be an official part of the 2014 BRR route via Trillium Lake to
Government Camp to avoid the heavy traffic on Hwy 26 up Laurel Hill.
The 12 miles along Still Creek Road is mostly gravel but virtually
free of motor vehicle traffic and is a more gradual grade.
The ride is
fully supported with rest stops approximately every 10 miles
where you’ll enjoy plenty of food and energy drinks… with massages
available. You will experience top-notch volunteers who welcome and
help sustain you as you pedal away the miles. The registration fee
includes all the necessary ride support (food, energy drinks, food,
toilets, more food, sag wagons, massage, mechanics and medical help)
finish point will feature not only a great dinner at the Cascade Ski
Lodge, but also live music, our professional massage team and tours
of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum.
maximum number of riders is 2,000. The registration fee is $85 per rider
(anyone 18 or older), or $65 for juniors (14 - 18 years old).. Please ask
your friends and relatives to sponsor you by making additional
donations to the Museum.
Dinner, & Lodging in Government Camp
final destination i the Cascade Lodge in Government Camp where you
can stay the night in bunk beds at $25 per person, and room for only
be a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread and energy drink and dessert.
Beer and wine can also be available on a no host basis.
be a Barlow Road Ride Festival in Government Camp on Saturday
afternoon and evening. In addition to the shops and restaurants,
there will be tours of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Food
vendors and bike vendors will have booths at the Cascade Parking
lot. There will be a Beer Garden and music. Fun, fun, fun!
from the Barlow Road Ride Website:
"As you embark on this extraordinarily scenic and historic course,
you will be riding the paved route of the famous Barlow Road – once
followed by many pioneers around Mt. Hood to reach Oregon City. You
will be traveling along the cool Clackamas River, to the gateway
city of Sandy and then up the sparkling Sandy River Valley via
Marmot Ridge to Zig Zag past open fields and amid vibrant forests,
and finally up Laurel Hill to majestic Mt. Hood. A truly world class
Help celebrate Mt. Hood, the Barlow Trail, the Pioneers and the Mt.
Hood Cultural Center and Museum. You can "like" the Barlow Road Ride
on Facebook and follow it on Twitter too! Just go to the website
for quick links.
Photos of last year's Barlow Road Ride are in our
A professionally done
video of the Barlow Road Ride is on You Tube:
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