Mountain meets Pacific Alvord/Steens Oct 4-7, 2018

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Re: Mountain meets Pacific Alvord/Steens Oct 4-7, 2018

Postby ghcoe » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:44 am

Renodemona wrote:I've got a 5 gallon Jerry Can. Should I grab another before this trip?


It would not hurt. My last known fuel stop before Fields, Oregon is Jordan Valley Oregon, with a distance of 124 miles. Not sure which route you plan on taking, but from what I can tell it looks like Winnemucca, Nevada would be the last known fuel stop with a distance to Fields, Oregon of 121 miles.

A circumnavigate of the Steens with no side trips is nearly 200 miles with no close in known fuel stops except for Narrow's, Oregon, which is a bit out of the way, but doable. Frenchglen, Oregon is hit or miss it seems. Narrow's prices are still high, but probably not as high as Fields, from what I can figure out online. Seems this whole area is nearly gas free and they can ask what prices they want.

I hope to have my auxiliary tank installed before this trip that will give me a extra 25 gallons and then the jerry for another 5. That would be almost enough to go from Jordan Valley to Fields, circumnavigate the Steens and back to Jordan Valley.

Anyway let me know if we need to make a fuel stop in Narrow's. Might have to do some backtracking, but better than no gas. Remember that there will be some side trips as well as the Steens loop.
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Re: Mountain meets Pacific Alvord/Steens Oct 4-7, 2018

Postby Renodemona » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:39 am

Orvada has a card lock Shell Station but I will put another can on the do buy list. If Fields has gas I can top everything off there even if its spendy. Minor expense in the overall scheme of things. ;)
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Re: Mountain meets Pacific Alvord/Steens Oct 4-7, 2018

Postby rainman » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:30 pm

We went up to the top of Steens back in July "on the way" to Ouray. Really enjoyed the area. We just did a day trip from/to Burns (plenty of reasonable gas there) and used most of one tank with no side trips.

I'll put this trip on my calendar but I can't commit this far out.
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Re: Mountain meets Pacific Alvord/Steens Oct 4-7, 2018

Postby ghcoe » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:47 pm

rainman wrote:We went up to the top of Steens back in July "on the way" to Ouray. Really enjoyed the area. We just did a day trip from/to Burns (plenty of reasonable gas there) and used most of one tank with no side trips.

I'll put this trip on my calendar but I can't commit this far out.


Sounds good. Hope you can make it.
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Re: Mountain meets Pacific Alvord/Steens Oct 4-7, 2018

Postby Renodemona » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 am

rainman wrote:We went up to the top of Steens back in July "on the way" to Ouray. Really enjoyed the area. We just did a day trip from/to Burns (plenty of reasonable gas there) and used most of one tank with no side trips.

I'll put this trip on my calendar but I can't commit this far out.

Awesome! Would be great to see everyone again, been too long!
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