Ride: Mt. Adams South by Southwest 200k
Organizer: John Kramer 509-493-2474 and Susan France 503-628-7324
Date: July 15, 2006
Start Time: 6:00
Note: Oregon Randonneurs membership is required for this event. You can download a membership form and bring it with you.
Start Location: Swim beach parking lot at the Home Valley Park.
Directions:From Portland Oregon, Follow I-84 east to Cascade Locks. Take exit 44 to Toll Bridge Park and the Bridge of the Gods, Cross the toll bridge and Columbia River to WA SR 14. Turn right and go east for about 8.5 miles to Home Valley (just past the bridge over the Wind River). Turn right towards the Columbia River at the Home Valley Park sign. Follow the park entrance to the swim beach parking lot.
Twilight Start/End: 4:54/21:29
Lunar Stage: Waning gibbous (72% visible)
Elevation Gain: 7,500 feet (estimated)
This ride begins at the swim beach parking lot at the Home Valley Park. The swim beach and showers will nice to have after a mid July ride though southwest Washington and forest southwest of Mt. Adams. Much of the ride will be familiar to Seattle riders as sections are also in the Cascade 1200 and SIR Summer fun 300k ride over Baby Shoe pass.
The ride follows SR 14 east to Bingen Washington turning north and gently climbing SR 141 to Trout Lake. From Trout Lake the ride follows FR 23 continuing north and gently climbing to the summit of the ride at the junction of FR 90 (3,650 feet). The ride follows FR 90 as it rolls south west along the Lewis River and old growth forests to the Curly Creek road. The Curly Creek road provides a challenging five mile climb southeast to the Wind River Road. The Wind River is mostly down hill south to the town of Carson. The route follows the St. Martins Mineral Spring road back to SR 14 and the Home Valley Park.
Pre-Ride Packet (map, notes, cue sheet)
Choices close to the start include:
Wind Mountain Resort
50561 Highway 14. Home Valley / Stevenson, WA
Carson Mineral Hot Springs Resort
372 St. Martin's Springs Road, Carson, Washington
932 Hot Springs Ave, Carson WA,
Econo Lodge Stevenson
40 NE 2nd St, Stevenson, WA
Bridge of the Gods Motel & RV Park
630 Wanapa Street Cascade Locks, OR
Best Western Columbia River Inn
735 Wanapa Street Cascade Locks OR USA
Bingen Haus, Bingen WA
The Columbia River Gorge Hostel
at the corner of Humboldt and Cedar, Bingen, WA