***TRIP FULL*** OBDR-Alvord/Steens (OAS) Expedition 2020
Time & Location
About The Event
We will meet at a winery in Walla Walla on Friday evening to enjoy a meal and wine tasting together. After camping overnight in the vineyard, 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 2020!
Scott Sattler - Trip Leader
Dan Cronin - Safety Observer
Nathan Poplawski - Security Manager
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