Wallowas Loop June 22-29

They say the Wallowas Loop is the Best Riding in Oregon!  Tour price includes: 7 nights of lodging, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, Rest Stop Snacks, Sag Support, Ride Insurance

2017 DATES: June 22 Arrive – June 29 End

MILEAGE:  260-340 miles (riding the full distance both optional days)

ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19312756

CLIMBING: 16,700′ – 19,218′ (the ht of Mount Kilimanjaro)

COST: $1030.00 (TRAM and Jet Boat Ride are extra)  there a few volunteer spots available for a reduced price, email me crheu@ortelco.net to see what is still available

Day 0: June 22: Arrive at the Historic Hotel in Union http://www.thehistoricunionhotel.com for 5:00 pm Welcome Gathering then get a burger or milkshake in town

Day 1: June 23: Union – Elgin via Cove for a stay at the Stampede Inn  ~32 mi                       https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19533297/elevation_profile?privacy_code=ceXMOGnXcfqj3zc4  6:00 pm Poker Game ($5.00 buy-in)

Day 2: June 24: Elgin – Enterprise Wilderness Inn  http://www.wilderness-inn.com   ~48 mi   Oregon’s Famous Terminal Gravity Brewing

Day 3: June 25: Layover Day:  Option 1: Rest, Option 2: Enterprise – Joseph Galleries, Foundaries, Shops ~7 miles, Option 3: Enterprise to Wallowa Lake ~ 13 miles Option 4:          TRAM ride to summit of Mt Howard views and 2 miles of hiking trails   http://wallowalaketramway.com Cost: $31 ($28 age 65+) payable day of

Day 4: June 26: Enterprise – HalfwayPine Valley Lodge http://www.pvlodge.com ~78 mi    This will be the toughest day of riding with 3 major climbs (18 mile climb, 10 mile climb and 5 mile climb) reaching a 1528′ summit. The sag rig will be available for an air conditioned ride up any hill longer than 3 miles.

Day 5: June 27: Layover Day: Option 1: Rest, Option 2: Out and Back to the Dam via Pine Creek ~ 40 miles there and 40 miles back, Option 3: 40 miles to the Snake River and transport back, Options 4:  2 hour Jet Boat Ride on the Snake River from the Dam http://www.hellscanyonadventures.com/web/    Cost: $75 RSVP payable with registration

Day 6: June 28: Halfway – Baker City Best Western Sunridge Inn ~54 mi

Day 7: June 29: Baker City – Union where milkshakes and your car awaits ~ 45 mi