Good god woman, 50 miles would have killed me!formica said:the bottom 10-15 miles of the Mackenzie River trail is considered partial rainforest, temperate, tho certainly not to the degree you'll get on the olympic peninsula. Cedars, ferns, moss, nurse trees, rainforest certainly.
edit: I did see some of the other pics, nice. I felt like I was in a green tunnel in parts of it. Did you do the whole thing as in all 25 miles or all **50** miles??
LOL... that trail is downhill... Not! I rode there last week. What an awesome trail... as was everything else we rode in the Bend/Sisters area. It took 4+ hours to ride ~30 miles on the MRT from top to bottom. That would be a kick @ss trail for an epic SS ride - up and back down. The excellent ride was followed by a dip in the hot springs on shuttle drive back to the car.formica said:doing it from the top down is a great ride... personally I think you'd have to be an uber-bike god/goddess to do all 50, but I know those who have. Masochists!! I liked that it was downhill al the way but not really because of the climbs or the pedaling through the forest. Some of the folks I know also just blow off the top because they don't like the techincal parts through the lava, or go up from the bottom about 10 miles and then come back.
It's all good.
McKenzie River!?!? You didn't happen to see some people with GPS units strapped to their backs and wearing waders? My coworkers are there right now collecting river data.Impy said:4 days, 4 rides, two very happy road trippers.........
Oregon is amazing!!!
(cross post from passion/SS)