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Old 10-29-2007, 09:20 PM
Steven Kung Steven Kung is offline
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Default ECT Austin Hot Springs Campout, Nov. 3-4, Sat. & Sun.

ECT Austin Hot Springs Campout, Nov. 3-4, Sat. & Sun.

Here's info about this weekend's camping trip.

(Updated) Starting Time:
Meet: 8:30AM, Sat. 11/3/07
Ride: 9:00AM

(Updated) Starting Location:
ECT Brooklyn House
4038 SE Brooklyn Street
Portland, Oregon.

Camping Destination:
Austin Hot Springs
(Exact GPS coordinates included.)

Approximate Return Time to Brooklyn House:
Sunday 11/4/07, 6pm.

Basic directions:
Austin Hot Springs is on Forest Road 46 about 3.2 miles SE of the junction with FR 63, on the Clackamas River. From Estacada, Oregon 224 turns into FR 46 about 1/2 mile east of Ripplebrook Ranger Station. It's very roughly 10 miles from Ripplebrook to Austin.
(A detailed gmap route map will be posted soon, please stay tuned.)
(Riders may join or leave tour en route; no rider left behind.)

Total Mileage:
Approx. 62 miles one-way, 124 miles round-trip.

Elevation Gain:
Moderate rollers (stay tuned for exact elevation profile)

Equipment Needs & Notes:
-This is a self-supported bike tour. There will be no support vehicles. Please be prepared for cold & wet weather riding, camping, and some wilderness conditions. Survival provisions/skills beneficial.
-Overnight temperature may drop below freezing.
-The Hot Springs is not far from the road. It requires water-trekking on approach, so please be prepared to have one set of swim wear plus fleece uppers and lowers to stay warm overnight. Wool socks yes. Water-trekking shoes yes.
-Bring tent and pad. Test them for full functionality prior.
-Bring dry foods enough for yourself to sustain over 24 hours. Once we leave Estacada, there are very few stores along our route. No provisions at the Hot Springs. Hydration pack yes.
-Bring tissue paper for personal use.
-Bring standard self-supported bike touring spare parts (tubes, spokes, patch kit, etc.) and multi-tool.
-Have your bike checked out professionally prior to trip.
-Front and rear lights + extra batteries required.
-Do not over-pack, only one-night stay.
-Austin Hot Springs is over 180 degrees F. Injuries will occur if skin contacts undiluted hot springs flow. Mixing with river water required.
-(Please Ask if you have questions/concerns.)

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