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Old 08-06-09, 05:58 PM   #1
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Review my Sierra Cascades Route

I am leaving for a solo ride from Lake Tahoe to Minnesota in a week. I'll be riding North through Northern California up to Hood River Oregon. From there I'll link into the Lewis and Clark and Northern Tier route to get me to Minnesota.

Adventure Cycling has yet to release their "Sierra Cascades" route, so I improvised based on their brief map to get me from Tahoe to Hood River. I'm a little unsure of the route and roads I've selected, if anyone has done a similar route or has any opinions, I would love to hear them.

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=71938

I enjoy climbing and don't have any issues with smooth gravel roads. I'll be averaging about 125-150 miles a day, camping and/or stealth camping the entire route.
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Old 08-06-09, 10:06 PM   #2
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Have fun doing that in a week. I am planning a similar route so I will just look on. I would check all the Mountain Passes you intend to cross some might be closed. Are you going to see any Parks or just ride past them?
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I think that map looks good given the amount of miles per day. One suggestion I'd offer would be to ride through Crater Lake NP instead of around it as your map shows. If you do go into the park, take the road around the west side of the lake then go on out the north park entrance back to your route.
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I think that map looks good given the amount of miles per day. One suggestion I'd offer would be to ride through Crater Lake NP instead of around it as your map shows. If you do go into the park, take the road around the west side of the lake then go on out the north park entrance back to your route.
Thanks, I'll be sure to do that. I didn't even see that there was a road running through there.
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