Fri, Aug 13 | Quirk Brewing

OBDR-Alvord/Steens (OAS) Expedition 2021

Back for the second year, Join Trip Leader, Scott Sattler, with a detachment of intrepid NWOL adventurers will embark on a 7-10 day overlanding adventure using the Oregon Backcountry Adventure Route (OBDR) as a path down to the remote Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain range in SE Oregon.
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OBDR-Alvord/Steens (OAS) Expedition 2021

Time & Location

Aug 13, 3:00 PM – Aug 22, 11:00 PM
Quirk Brewing, 425 B St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA

About The Event

We will meet at Quirk Brewing in Walla Walla on Thursday evening. The group will head South on OBDR Route 5 with a goal of completing sections #4, #3 and a portion of #2 in four days. 

We will then drive through the Malheur Wilderness area and begin exploring The Alvord desert (an expansive dry lake playa), Alvord Hot Springs, Steens Mountain Summit (over 10,000 ft) ,various ghost towns and old ranches. Come prepared for 3-5 days of camping on the desert playa and high up on the steep slopes of Steens Mountain. 

As always, a high-clearance 4WD vehicle with recovery points, good quality AT tires with a full sized spare, recovery gear and 5 gallons of extra fuel are required. Capacity to carry at least 10 gallons of water is mandatory for this trip.

The route has been mapped, including points of interest, potential campsites, and gas/food stops. The GPX file for the route will be distributed to members of the expedition.

I hope you can join us for an adventure into the Lonesome Realm on the OAS Expedition 2021!

Attendees

Scott Sattler - Trip Leader

Dan Cronin

Brandon Schmitz

Paul Smith

Earl Pluard

Damien Hooper

Jim Knable

Roland Miezianko

Chris Schenk

Randy Yaple

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