Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cycle the Sierra Bicycle Tour, June 2016

Linda and I heard of the annual Cycle The Sierra bicycle tour from friends, who found the ride to be strenuous but scenic. Our only previous bicycle rides in the Northern Sierra Nevada were loops around Lake Tahoe. Most of the 2016 route would be new to us. So we decided to give the Cycle the Sierra bicycle tour a try for June 2016. Continue reading

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Oregon’s Blue Mountains, June 2016

Oregon’s Blue Mountains are uplift mountains located in Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. This mountain range consists of several subranges and is a part of the larger Columbia River Plateau. A friend of mine and I had scheduled an attempt of Matterhorn Peak in the Jarbidge Mountains of Northeast Nevada for early June. Since my travel route passed through Oregon’s Blue Mountains I decided to visit several prominence peaks there on my way out and back to Northeast Nevada. Visiting prominence peaks in the Blue Mountains proved to be the highlight of my trip. Continue reading

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