Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2008 Columbia Loops 400k

Elevation ProfileThis post is for comment, review and planning purposes. A Bikely map control is provided at the end of this post. There are still 6 months until the event date and there is still plenty of time to make changes. Feel free to comment or make suggestions.
Date: 14-JUN-2008
Start Time: 07:00
Lunar Phase: Waxing Gibbous, nearly full moon
Start/End Location: Sunset Motel, Hood River, Oregon
Distance: 405km (251.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 12,700 ft
Route Sheet: Follow the link to the Google spreadsheet.
Lodging can be a problem in this area because of the popularity of the area for wind surfing and other outdoor activities. Riders wanting to stay in Hood River or the surrounding area are advised to make reservations well in advance! A list of lodging and camping areas can be found here.

Lost LakeDescription:
This is a beautiful route that covers much of the scenic Mid Columbia between Hood River Oregon and Goldendale Washington. The route has moderate elevation gain for this area and provides 24 hour commercial services for late night controls. All of the route is within 50 miles of the start location. Since there will be a nearly full moon, riders will be able to experience the scenic Columbia River Gorge and the hills east of The Dalles in the moonlight.