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Hojack

“Roads... where we’re going, we don’t need roads”
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Local Cascade Cruisers
Really have been enjoying meeting up with the locals recently. The Christmas Tree Run was great. Really enjoyed meeting some of you and enjoying tasty food.
We had a snow wheeling trip last Saturday up the Clackamas which was a blast. @boots4, @Paco, @Kentucky Pete and I went up the “Clack” up toward the Bull of the woods lookout. I overnighted here during the 2017 solar eclipse.
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Snow wheeling group photos
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I’ve been eager to get some remote camping trips planned, not at State Parks but deep in the mountains. I’m a map junkie and love to explore our great state. A remote lake would be nice for fishing and relaxing.
A place I’ve always wanted to get to is Taylor and Irish Lakes in the Central Oregon Cascades. It’s all wilderness except a small road leading to the lakes. Sounds like the right crowd to join the fun. Let me know if this sounds fun.
I also have my Crater Lake property that I’m going to start working on when the snow clears. I’ve got the septic and well to put in before camping will be feasible. I hope to start building a cabin but camping seems like a good start. It’s easy access off HWY 97 surrounded by all south central Oregon has to offer.
 
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Hojack

“Roads... where we’re going, we don’t need roads”
Joined
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Location
Cascade Foothills above Eagle Creek, Oregon 🇺🇸
A very beautiful area would be the Elkhorn Mtns south of Baker City, Oregon. This area has a lot of gold mining history. Due to the history mining roads climb high into the Elkhorns which stopped it from becoming wilderness like the Eagle Caps. These roads/ trails climb up to 8-9,000’ to the High Trail which extends from Marble Pass to Anthony Lakes Ski Area. I hunted deer and elk in that unit for decades before it became too popular and hunting just wasn’t the same. These roads that climb ridges up to access the High Trail at different points. North of Columbia Ridge it turns to the N. Fork John Day Wilderness and isn’t accessible by vehicle... obviously:rofl:
I know this area really well. Cool ghost towns litter the landscape and old mining equipment. A tour of the area would be a lot of fun. Sumpter, Oregon has an old mining dredge and the Sumpter Valley Railroad has a train ride with amazing views of the southern Elkhorns. My kids love geology and rocks/ minerals so this would be a great trip for families. I’ll see if I can get some pictures from my photo albums.
 
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