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Steens Loop

By JimE - Posted on 24 August 2010

  •  Member Ride
  •   09/10/2010 - 5:15 pm
  •   09/12/2010 - 5:00 pm
  •  ~540 mi
  •  Costco Parking Lot, Nampa
  •  Primitive Camping
  •  Every 200 Miles
  •  Pack it in, Pack it out

Difficulty Rating:

2 - Basic Skills

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Ride Description:

Note departure time pushed back about an hour to 5:15pm to better accomodate work schedules.  Night time could get near freezing so pack the warm bag ...

Need to pick up my last 3 challenge sites and was waiting for the Steens to cool off a bit.  Wanted to throw this out there and see what interest level there is.  Unfortunately I will be busy the weekend of Eds Virgin Valley ride or I would have planned to do this as part of his ride ...

This ride will pick up challenge sites 21, 22, and 23. And we may try to get Silver City on way back Sunday (site 18)

Leave Friday afternoon and take pavement most of the way to get to Willow Hot Springs (Site 23) to camp.  Made the depart time as late as I could and still get to the hot springs before dark.  About 160 miles for the day, mainly pavement.

Saturday take main dirt roads into Fields (Site 22) for gas and then up 202 to the Steens Mountain Loop (Site 21).  Do the whole loop and pop back out at Frenchglen on the 205.  Take that North then split off to see the Round Barn on way to New Princeton.  Take Hwy78 up and camp at Crane Hot Springs.  About 200 miles on the day, mainly gravel roads, but some pavement at the end.

Sunday we will probably take pavement/dirt route back to Jordan Valley then over to Silver City, drop down to Murphy and pavement home.  About 200 miles on the day.

Will try to put up a final GPX file as date gets closer.

Edit: (Costco Parking Lot is located Near Hwy55 exit off I-84)

Contact Information:

Jim at 908-0050 (This information has been provided by the creator of this event page.)

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