This Saturday tomorrow, beat the heat run.
8:30am Troutdale, Or.
Shari's Restaurant exit 17 off I-84 east bound. 9 am Departure.
Mt. Defiance, Mt. Hood Nat'l Forest area.
Mount Defiance, OR - N45.64845° W121.72230°
Necessities: Oregon ATV class II sticker, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: ATVs ATV Permits
Bring plenty of water!, and food for a good lunch and anything else needed for a warm/hot day trip. My plan is to be back by 4pm. This is primarily a scouting run for conditions of a future planned run later in July. So you won't miss anything if you don't go this time. I plan to be flexible and if time permits to include a fire look out visit in the area as well. This trip is mostly FS roads with some light wheeling to the top of Mt. Defiance.
Please have your vehicle in good repairs, spare tire, jack, etc.
Fyi, I have traversed the trip with a stock LJ on 31's in the past, but I did bottom out a few times. So running 33's you should be fine. 31's with some suspension lift should be good as well.
Past Trip Info:
Mt Defiance "mini Rubicon" 6/24-26
Please post up:
if you are going to attend, this should be a fun easy going run as the trip will take us to Hood River, Or and then south on Hwy 35.
Remember, It should be very hot
coming back down the mountain.