Sunday, December 31, 2006

OBM1200 ISEP Day 1 (alt)

Wind Farm west of Condon Oregon
Wind Farm west of Condon Oregon

Hood River to Heppner

This is a 200k route from Hood River Oregon on the Columbia River, to Heppner Oregon, western gateway to the Blue Mountains. The estimated elevation gain for this route is 9,300 ( Past elevation gain measurements have indicated an additional 1,000 ft elevation gain. The route crosses the John Day river providing a good downhill and long uphill. The route also passes through Condon Oregon where there is a large wind ranch. After leaving Condon, the route turns east and enters hilly canyon country to Heppner.

Lodging: Lodging in Heppner at Northwestern Motel & RV Park
Telephone: 541 676-9167

There is an ATM at the Eastern Bank of Oregon located one block south of the Motel on Main Street. The Central Red Apple Market is located on Main Street another half block further south. The Willow Creek Diner and Bakery and R&W Drive Inn are located near the Motel and there are several other taverns that serve food further south on Main Stret.

Update: RUSA #384

Ride History:
Rider                 Date         Time
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John Kramer 08-NOV-2008 13h07

Route Sheet: Route Sheet is Here


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