Ultralight Mountain Bikepacking Trip

Preparing for my first overnight mountain bikepacking trip. Planning a trip to Eugene, Oregon in June 2015 to cheer my daughter as she runs in the 2015 USA Outdoor Track Championship. Staying in Oregon after the track meet and mountain biking for seven days in the Umpqua National Forest southeast of Eugene.

The basic itinerary: Bike off-road from Oakridge, Oregon starting on the Middle Fork Willamette River trail. From the Middle Fork Willamette River to Lemelo Lake and then on to Crater Lake. Bike north from Crater Lake back to Lemolo Lake. Bike west to the west end of the North Umpqua River trail. Turn around and bike east on the North Umpqua River trail to Steamboat Creek. Bike from the junction of the North Umpqua River and Steamboat Creek to the Middle Fork Willamette River trail (where Spring Butte Creek joins the Middle Fork River), then via the Middle Fork Willamette River trail to Oakridge, Oregon. About 250 miles of off-road biking spanning elevations from 800 ft to 7,200 ft.

Basic plan is to ride a Specialized Carve 2012 MTB and camp solo, sleeping in a hammock. Will stop when there are wonders to explore along the way (side trails, water falls and the like). Taking photos and documenting trip via phone where there is cellular coverage. Power for phone provided by a solar charging panel.

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