Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert BDR on OutdoorX4 Magazine


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Mar 26, 2007
Carson City, NV
As from a email from OutdoorX4 Magazine today.

[SIZE=19.5pt]Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert BDR Expedition[/SIZE]
[SIZE=19.5pt]Video of the Week[/SIZE]
[SIZE=11.5pt]Presented by MoskoMoto[/SIZE]
[SIZE=13.5pt]The BDR-X Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert is a loop off of the ORBDR Section 1 designed to showcase the striking contrast of Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert, a 5000 feet elevation difference, in remote Southeast Oregon.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=13.5pt]The total length is 246 miles and can be accomplished in two days. After the snow melts high on Steens Mountain and the roads open (around June every year) this loop can be ridden. It connects the Steens Mountain Loop Road, Moon Hill Road, Center Patrol Road in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Stonehouse Wilderness Study Area, and the Alvord Desert.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=13.5pt]It’s hard to find a more diverse mix of surface terrain than this loop offers. Gravel roads, rocky double-track, dike roads, overgrown dirt roads, and open desert playa are all combined to make this BDR-X unique. Starting and ending in Fields, Oregon, this clockwise loop leads to Frenchglen, Diamond, The Narrows, and Alvord Hot Springs.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=13.5pt]About Backcountry Discovery Routes:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=13.5pt]Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR®) is a non-profit organization that creates off-highway routes for vehicle-based adventure travel. We have introduced a new route with free GPS tracks for the community every year since 2010.[/SIZE]


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