Camping this Weekend! Sunset Falls Campground in Clark County

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Camping this Weekend! Sunset Falls Campground in Clark County Shawn Granton 4/12/12 11:40 AM
Hello Friends!

It’s supposed to be another nice weekend in these parts: highs around
64F and lows 42F with no rain forecasted. After last weekend’s trip to
Ainsworth (Columbia Gorge) I’m itching to do another bike overnight!

Are you interested?

I’m going to be “leading” a trip this weekend (Sat 14/Sun 15) to
Sunset Falls campground in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. (Clark
County, Washington.) This is “unexplored” territory as we’ve never
been there before, but are interested in checking it out. So this is
an exploratory mission. THIS IS NOT A TRUE “CYCLE WILD” CAMPING TRIP,
rather, an extracurricular trip being planned using the great tool of
the Cycle Wild Discussion Google Group.

We’ll meet at the PARKROSE TRANSIT CENTER Saturday April 14th at 10am.
(We’ll probably hang around until at least 10:20). For those of you
who want some diner-style breakfast beforehand, meet at the CAMEO CAFE
near the corner of NE 82 and Sandy (8111 NE Sandy Blvd),about 1/2 mile
from the MAX), at 8:30am. http://www.cameocafe.com/ (Note: They
actually have tofu on the menu! Vegans rejoice!)

The ride itself is approximately 40 miles. The first four miles is all
I-205 Bike Path, the next ten suburban roads, either busier roads with
bike lanes or low traffic neighborhood streets. The rest will be low
traffic rural roads with no special bike provisions (other than a
couple mile bike path between Lucia and Moulton Falls.) Moderately
hilly, highest elevation 1000 feet. I can’t exactly tell you what the
ride is like the whole way, though.

Here is the route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1076995

As for services, we’ll be passing by a Safeway at approximately
milepost 12. This will be “the” grocery stop of the trip. There are a
few smaller convenience/country stores as well. The last one we’ll
pass is the Heisson store near milepost 24.

After Heisson we’ll be cruising up the Lewis River valley, which is
pretty! We’ll stop at Lucia Falls and Moulton Falls to check them out.
There is also an old historic farm with interpretive center near
milepost 27, we may check it out if it’s open/there’s interest/time
allows. See some views of the Lewis River here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/6547511421/in/set-72157628507814851/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/6547517025/in/set-72157628507814851/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/6547524715/in/set-72157628507814851/

For the campground itself, the sites are $12 a night. We’ll probably
pay less per person as we can fit more than one person in a site.
There is potable water and pit toilets. Like pretty much any National
Forest Service campground I’ve been into, there is NO SHOWER there.
But if you really feel like it, you can jump into the river! Oh yeah,
there is a waterfall there.
More info: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=31666

Yeah, I know this weekend is busy. And a lot of you will be partying
late on Friday because of Filmed By Bike. But consider camping if you
can!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Please email me at
urbanadven...@gmail.com to give me a “heads up” if you’re
coming. If you need to reach me on Saturday when we are en route, my
cell is 503.847.7196

See you Saturday!
Shawn

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Re: Camping this Weekend! Sunset Falls Campground in Clark County Edward Groth 4/12/12 1:41 PM
Cool!  I'm totally there!

Ed

On 4/12/12 11:40 AM, Shawn Granton wrote:
> Hello Friends!
>
> It�s supposed to be another nice weekend in these parts: highs around
> 64F and lows 42F with no rain forecasted. After last weekend�s trip to
> Ainsworth (Columbia Gorge) I�m itching to do another bike overnight!
>
> Are you interested?
>
> I�m going to be �leading� a trip this weekend (Sat 14/Sun 15) to


> Sunset Falls campground in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. (Clark
> County, Washington.) This is �unexplored� territory as we�ve never

> been there before, but are interested in checking it out. So this is
> an exploratory mission. THIS IS NOT A TRUE �CYCLE WILD� CAMPING TRIP,

> rather, an extracurricular trip being planned using the great tool of
> the Cycle Wild Discussion Google Group.
>
> We�ll meet at the PARKROSE TRANSIT CENTER Saturday April 14th at 10am.
> (We�ll probably hang around until at least 10:20). For those of you

> who want some diner-style breakfast beforehand, meet at the CAMEO CAFE
> near the corner of NE 82 and Sandy (8111 NE Sandy Blvd),about 1/2 mile
> from the MAX), at 8:30am. http://www.cameocafe.com/ (Note: They
> actually have tofu on the menu! Vegans rejoice!)
>
> The ride itself is approximately 40 miles. The first four miles is all
> I-205 Bike Path, the next ten suburban roads, either busier roads with
> bike lanes or low traffic neighborhood streets. The rest will be low
> traffic rural roads with no special bike provisions (other than a
> couple mile bike path between Lucia and Moulton Falls.) Moderately
> hilly, highest elevation 1000 feet. I can�t exactly tell you what the

> ride is like the whole way, though.
>
> Here is the route:
> http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1076995
>
> As for services, we�ll be passing by a Safeway at approximately
> milepost 12. This will be �the� grocery stop of the trip. There are a
> few smaller convenience/country stores as well. The last one we�ll

> pass is the Heisson store near milepost 24.
>
> After Heisson we�ll be cruising up the Lewis River valley, which is
> pretty! We�ll stop at Lucia Falls and Moulton Falls to check them out.

> There is also an old historic farm with interpretive center near
> milepost 27, we may check it out if it�s open/there�s interest/time

> allows. See some views of the Lewis River here:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/6547511421/in/set-72157628507814851/
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/6547517025/in/set-72157628507814851/
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/6547524715/in/set-72157628507814851/
>
> For the campground itself, the sites are $12 a night. We�ll probably

> pay less per person as we can fit more than one person in a site.
> There is potable water and pit toilets. Like pretty much any National
> Forest Service campground I�ve been into, there is NO SHOWER there.

> But if you really feel like it, you can jump into the river! Oh yeah,
> there is a waterfall there.
> More info: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=31666
>
> Yeah, I know this weekend is busy. And a lot of you will be partying
> late on Friday because of Filmed By Bike. But consider camping if you
> can!
>
> If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Please email me at
> urbanadven...@gmail.com to give me a �heads up� if you�re

> coming. If you need to reach me on Saturday when we are en route, my
> cell is 503.847.7196
>
> See you Saturday!
> Shawn
>

Re: Camping this Weekend! Sunset Falls Campground in Clark County Andy Schmidt 4/13/12 11:05 AM
I'll see you at the Parkrose TC at 10. --Andy 
Re: Camping this Weekend! Sunset Falls Campground in Clark County Andy Schmidt 4/15/12 8:48 PM
Had a great time on this trip... my first s36o. Uploaded a few pic here... if folks are interested. 

--Andy


On Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:40:16 AM UTC-7, Shawn Granton wrote: