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#1 Torrey

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:13 AM

Has anyone run at Oregon's newest state park yet? L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park. I haven't yet been out there, but 15 miles of trail... need I say more?

I suppose I can begin by saying, no, we won't run every mile of the trails this Sunday... but it looks like we could have some different length options that could accomodate everyone.

Who's interested? If anyone but myself wants to go, we can come up with a meeting point for carpooling. But since it's to the west of Portland about a half hour, it won't be a long drive, and we could top it off with some food at either the Helvetia Tavern or the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse...

If you want to check out the maps with the trails and can open up the large PDF map of the park, check it out. Lots of nice looking trails that loop around the forested hills and creeks.

Tentative plan (not just 'subject to' but prone to change):
8:00 am Meet to carpool (Vietname Memorial parking area by zoo?)
8:45 am Arrive at "Stub" Park
9:00 am Running
10:30 am Done running
11:30 lunch at Cornelius Pass RH or head back

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Markiemo
Knox
Doug (needs to do 12)

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

this sounds fun. i will know on saturday.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:26 PM

I'm sure it's a very nice park, but somehow the combination of the words "trails", "run", and "stub" doesn't appeal to me at the moment wink.gif
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:31 PM

Mmmmmmm, that sounds FUN. I want to come! And I may bring a friend, if he's up for it.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:38 PM

I'm a maybe. Would love to go but have a project due on Monday which may require working on Sunday.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:40 PM

Torrey, would the run be on the Banks/Vernonia Linear Trail or are there trails within the park itself?

I have run the Banks/Vernonia Linear Trail many times but haven't been out there in a while.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (timknox @ Nov 28 2007, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Torrey, would the run be on the Banks/Vernonia Linear Trail or are there trails within the park itself?

I have run the Banks/Vernonia Linear Trail many times but haven't been out there in a while.

So, I'm not Torrey.. but I can answer your question. The trails are hiking and horse trails so expect mud.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:24 PM

I'm always up for new trails to explore.

I should be able to do this.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:24 PM

I don't have the exact route figured out, but I would rather spent time on the trails other than the Banks-Vernonia paved trail. You know, those soft trails that will get us out into the wilds of the park. From what I can gather on the map, it looks like there are some nice trail trails that would cover several miles around the perimeter of the park.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:34 PM

P.S. I had started coming up with a planned route, but then I figured because the 2-D map doesn't let me decipher which trails are on hills, and which are along creeks and areas that could potentially be really wet, we may end up having to decide our route once we get there. I have a tentative idea, and since it looks like more people than just me are interested in checking it out... I guess I'll make it less tentative.

Anyone have a suggestion on where we might like to meet? The Vietname Memorial parking lot by the zoo? Or I suppose we can figure out who's interested and arrange carpools from there? Since this is a state park, it would be good to carpool and figure out who has annual state park passes ($3 entrance per car). I have an annual pass, as I'm sure others do. Bring 'em.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (Joe D. @ Nov 28 2007, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure it's a very nice park, but somehow the combination of the words "trails", "run", and "stub" doesn't appeal to me at the moment wink.gif

Hikers are welcome too... Maybe Christie will select this as this weekend's hiking option?

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (Torrey @ Nov 28 2007, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hikers are welcome too... Maybe Christie will select this as this weekend's hiking option?

That's a great idea Torrey! Unfortunately the hiking contingency will have to report without me, since I'll be in the cold state of Wisconsin this weekend.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (Torrey @ Nov 28 2007, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
P.S. I had started coming up with a planned route, but then I figured because the 2-D map doesn't let me decipher which trails are on hills, and which are along creeks and areas that could potentially be really wet, we may end up having to decide our route once we get there. I have a tentative idea, and since it looks like more people than just me are interested in checking it out... I guess I'll make it less tentative.

The nifty new "terrain" view in Google map combined with the 2D trail map might help you identify which trails are up or down. (that and the fact that there are elevation marks on the topo lines in the map...).

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:16 PM

I'd be interested...Pete only wants me to do 12, though...

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:00 PM

there os an 8 mile section of the banks-vernonia trail that is not paved btw.
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