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In 2006 we visited Canada, whilst at Vancouver we did the 'Grouse Grind' - http://www.grousemountain.com/Summer/su ... -grind.asp

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 PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009 8:32 pm   
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This is a great trail that is challenging for beginners, but not too overwhelming. We did the 17.4 mile out and back. Take the highway towards Mt Bachelor and about 6 miles out of Bend, take the access road to the Meadow Picnic Area. You can start there and ride to the Foot Bridge past Benham Falls. Don't get discouraged by the rocky trail at first - it will smoothen out. It is a great ride. Watch for lots of other bikers and hikers.

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Whole Family on a break
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Beth, Chris and Josh Panarama - very beautiful
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Josh, Chris and Beth
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Benham Falls
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A much needed lunch and rest stop at the turn-around 8.7 miles up river
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Tight Lava rocks
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Josh on a hike-a-bike part of the trail
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 PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009 9:17 pm   
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Matt wrote:
This is a great trail that is challenging for beginners, but not too overwhelming. We did the 17.4 mile out and back. Take the highway towards Mt Bachelor and about 6 miles out of Bend, take the access road to the Meadow Picnic Area. You can start there and ride to the Foot Bridge past Benham Falls. Don't get discouraged by the rocky trail at first - it will smoothen out. It is a great ride. Watch for lots of other bikers and hikers.



Matt,

Nice pics...and your family looks exhausted on the bridge photo.

You can shorten this ride by 50% for younger kids (with the right logistics).

1. Load Mom, Dad, kids, and bikes into car.
2. Drive south on US 97 to Lava Lands Vistitor Center.
3. Drive to the parking lot near the bridge in your picture.
4. Dad & kids ride downriver to Meadow Picnic area.
5. Meanwhile, Mom drives the car back to Meadow picnic area and has lunch ready when Dad and kids arrive.

Nice, easy going, and doesn't require nearly as much energy for the younger ones.

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 PostPosted: Mon 27 Apr 2009 6:49 am   
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Matt,

Nice pics...and your family looks exhausted on the bridge photo.

You can shorten this ride by 50% for younger kids (with the right logistics).

1. Load Mom, Dad, kids, and bikes into car.
2. Drive south on US 97 to Lava Lands Vistitor Center.
3. Drive to the parking lot near the bridge in your picture.
4. Dad & kids ride downriver to Meadow Picnic area.
5. Meanwhile, Mom drives the car back to Meadow picnic area and has lunch ready when Dad and kids arrive.

Nice, easy going, and doesn't require nearly as much energy for the younger ones.


Yep - afterwards we talked about doing the point to point trip you just pointed out if we had others that couldn't make it all the way up and back. We consciously went up river knowing that we could turn around if we needed to, and it would be more downhill on the way back as we followed the river. We took a good long time to make the trip. I know it was an aggressive plan for the family, but they all really wanted to try it and everybody was glad that they did. The comforting thing is that there are several access points along the way where if someone could really not continue on, they could wait and I could get the car are come back. Beth did that on the McKenzie Trail and it worked out OK.

All of us are trying to get in better shape and this certainly helped to do that.

Now for another question since you may be able to help based on your name..... We are planning on riding the Flume Trail with the shuttle this June when we visit Tahoe. Have you done that one? It looks awesome. We also are planning to spend a day at Northstar. We are not big extreme mountain bikers, but there should be some good trails down right?

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Matt wrote:
Now for another question since you may be able to help based on your name..... We are planning on riding the Flume Trail with the shuttle this June when we visit Tahoe. Have you done that one? It looks awesome. We also are planning to spend a day at Northstar. We are not big extreme mountain bikers, but there should be some good trails down right?

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Matt,
The Lake Tahoe flume trail is probably the most beautiful bike/hike route in the US!! It is absolutely breath taking.

From the parking lot at Spooner summit, the first five miles are all steep uphill to Marlette Lake. You will probably walk part of the way. once you reach Marlette Lake, it is flat for a couple of miles, then downhill to Lake Tahoe where the shuttle picks you up for return to spooner summit. The actual flume trail begins at the dam at Marlette Lake. Parts of the old wooden flume are still visible along the trail.

The trail is also rather dangerous in places. It is only a couple of feet wide in spots (with a 1,500' shear drop to the lake) and not passible on a bike in a few places due to large rocks.

Below photo is me taken on the flume trail looking down at Sand Harbor.

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I really miss all the spectacular beauty of Tahoe.

There are bike trails everywhere. Northstar operates 3 lifts taking bikers to various trails. You might want to invest in a trail map or one of several biking/hiking books available in the local shops. Do not plan to ride on the roads around Lake Tahoe. It is very dangerous. Pedestrian and bike fatalities are common since the shoulders are narrow, the corners are sharp, and the tourists drive like they're crazy.

If you want a nice family day hike (no bikes) be sure to do the hike from Carson Pass (Hwy 89) summit to Winnemucca Lake. Starting about the 2nd or 3rd week in July for the next 4-6 weeks this hike has the most specacular display of wild flowers you will see anywhere in the world. Pack a lunch and eat at lakeside. It's a gentle climb. Very heavily used trail. On a nice day you will pass a hundred or more people in the course of a couple of hours.

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There is a 29 Mile Bike Trail that goes right by the resort and hugs the Coast. Great terrain around the Dunes & Fort Ord.

http://www.mtycounty.com/pgs-parks/bike-path.html

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1V ... stal_Trail


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When you stay at Seaside, Oregon you can hike on the very same trail that Captain William Clark and Sacagawea hiked from Seaside to see a beached whale at what is now Ecola State Park. The members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition named this area Ecola for the Chinook Indian word for Whale. Clark carried a sextant to determine longitude and latitude so we know it is the same trail they took. Proceed south when you exit the WM Resort parking structure. You will pass by the Salt Works that Lewis and Clark built to distill salt from seawater to preserve meat for the journey back east. Just past Avenue U the road will veer west. Follow it out onto Tillamook head until it deadends. There is a small parking lot there at the trialhead. The trail is well posted and there are historical markers there. This area is protected from the wind so when you feel blown away on the beach you can go for a hike in calm weather in a forest with the same kinds of trees, plants and animals on this trail that were described in the Lewis & Clark Journals. -- Gil


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Matt wrote:
This is a great trail that is challenging for beginners, but not too overwhelming. We did the 17.4 mile out and back. Take the highway towards Mt Bachelor and about 6 miles out of Bend, take the access road to the Meadow Picnic Area. You can start there and ride to the Foot Bridge past Benham Falls. Don't get discouraged by the rocky trail at first - it will smoothen out. It is a great ride. Watch for lots of other bikers and hikers.



Is this to Green Lakes? I think this is the one we're planning on doing the 23rd of August. Looking forward to it. Great pictures.

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Is this to Green Lakes?


Nope. Green Lakes is quite a bit further west. In addition, it's in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and therefor off limits for mountain biking.
Green Lakes is a beautiful area, but probably the most popular trail in the area. Go on a weekday if you can. Otherwise, get a very early start or use an alternate route than the Fall Ck access.

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Nope. Green Lakes is quite a bit further west. In addition, it's in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and therefor off limits for mountain biking.
Green Lakes is a beautiful area, but probably the most popular trail in the area. Go on a weekday if you can. Otherwise, get a very early start or use an alternate route than the Fall Ck access.

Sue


Thanks Sue. We plan on a Monday! Hope that works. I loved your pictures.

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Red Rock Canyon National Park. Its about 30 minutes from LV up Blue Diamond Road. Many trails. There is a senic 13 mile road that requires a $5 fee. Plenty of hiking trails. Avoid in summer.


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One of the MOST beautiful hikes I have been on was in Palm Springs at Indian Canyons. I took my two boys, 2yo and 5yo on a short version of the Palm Canyon hike and we were mesmerized. It is a real desert oasis! Highly Recommended!


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Nice bike Path /jogging trail adj to Oceanside 9 miles.

To find the bike path, take the stairs down (from the resort) to the Harbor parking lot below the resort. Walk to the end of of lot, through through tunnel, make a left at Joes Crab Shack; walk/ride 1200 feet. Cross the bridge (left) over river and the trail starts. The trail goes east along 78.

It is listed in one of the top 10 activities in Oceanside in the Elevator.


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