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Albee was given a great father's day gift, a full day away on the trails. He planned a trip down to the North Umpqua, and when he told me about it, I forced my way into his plans. We planned to ride the entire trail, except the Tioga section at the bottom (and Calf section which is still closed). My bike crapped out on me just past the half way point, but Albee made it all the way back to our endpoint, and his awaiting vehicle.
Here are some pictures from the ride

Somewhere in the Lemolo section


First views of Lemolo falls (it's in the Dread and Terror section)


Lemolo falls




The Rhodys were blooming






Al went mud divin'






riverside riding


there's lotsa exposed rock along the trail
 

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Power food


Al, hiding in the shadow




there was lotsa water flowing on and across the trail in spots


fortunately, there was a bridge over this creek


Al hiking up a "creek"




Columnar falls




Looks safe to me


We made it just in time


Out of Dread and Terror, and into Hot Springs section, high above the river


 

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beginning of Deer Leap section, Tokatee lake with a diversion pipe




The rhododendron bushes were 25 feet tall


top of the biggest climb on Deer Leap


king of the mountain






2 of the 4 other bikers we saw all day. We also saw one family of four with their dog on the trail


Boulder Creek


how come my brake doesn't work?


I sent Al off to finish without me, and carefully rode out the Jessie Wright section. Once I hit the first road crossing, I took the the pavement down to the Dry Creek store to wait for Al to retrieve the car.

North Umpqua river


even down this far, there were still lotsa springs.


down on the pavement




Dry Creek Store, where I waited for Al. The owner of the store, Brian (I think?) is really nice. We hired him to shuttle us from Wright Creek up to Kelsey Valley, and was nice enough to offer me a ride back to the bottom when I pulled in to wait for Al. I didnt take him up on it, but appreciated the offer. The store is the only real place you can stop for provisions along the N Umpqua, so stop in for supplies if ya head down there.


It was a fun day, and an awesome trail. I look forward to doing the lower half real soon, and try for the full trail someday. Thanks to Albee for letting me tag along for his vacation.:thumbsup:
 

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Nice ride! Looks like a pretty sweet trail.

And that's a nice rattlesnake you got there, but I think I'd rather have the waterfalls. :eekster:
 

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Fantastic ride, great day. And great pics, as well. Too bad your brake cable went all snappy on ya. But still, as you said, your longest mtb ride ever. Now I have the distinction of riding with Mr. Sasquatch on both his longest road ride and longest mountain bike ride. Cool!

Thanks for posting.
 

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Albee,SasQuatch, you guys are makin' me drool showin' me that fine MTB porn..There is no Mtbing to be done here.I ride once a week w/yellow jersey bike shopbut it's a fourty mile road ride on a MTB.sucks.......I'm missing out on a lot of good riding...keep posting this great stuff it helps keep my morale up.....I'm sick of fish:madmax: I might be comin' home in early August.....take care guys GOOCH:D
 
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