The West Coast (CA,NV,WA,OR), Trip Reports » Oregon Cascades – Oakridge to Crater Lake, Umpqua River Trail, Back to Oakridgeby mark.johnson
I completed a week-long, 215 mile, solo mountain bikepacking trek in the Oregon Cascades in July 2015. At the end of the trek, I added another 40 miles of mountain biking on local trails, making my week’s mileage 255 miles.
Basic route: Oakridge Oregon to Crater Lake, down the North Umpqua River, up Steamboat Creek, over the Calapooya Mountains, and back to Oakridge.
It was an epic adventure for me – sleeping in a hammock, biking through the Oregon wilderness, drawing drinking water from streams and rivers, climbing in mountainous elevations, dealing with an unseasonal heat wave, skirting a forest fire, and meeting many kind people.
The trek report includes daily entries regarding my bikepacking route, along with maps, photos, and experiences. Read the trek report by clicking here…