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    Leslie Gulch/Succor Creek in E. OR

    Posted this in the Oregon forum, looking for info to plan a bikepacking trip for next spring.

    Looks like the dirt/gravel roads crisscross into Idaho, so you folks might have insights for me. Thanks for any help!

    Leslie Gulch/Succor Creek in E. OR

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    It is a great area, but you don't want to be there when it is muddy. Do you have specific questions?
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    Leslie Gulch/Succor Creek in E. OR

    What month would be good for dry weather yet be able to avoid big bug problems (i.e. mosquitoes and flies)?

    I am thinking of a 3-day loop of dirt/gravel roads with some side trips, such as down Leslie Gulch to the river. Do you have any route suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    You should be safe in late March or April, but it all depends on how much snow we get this winter. The main road into Leslie is graveled while side roads are generally a clay surface that gets nasty when it is muddy. You could certainly just follow succor creek to Leslie gulch to play it safe and do it as an out and back. There are countless roads out there and some will be nice smooth sailing while others are just nasty rock baby heads. How adventurous do you feel? You might also check out mud flat road in Idaho. Or consider the Wilson Creek area: Wilson Creek
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    Check out Echo hot springs near the Leslie Gulch boat ramp, it is awesome!

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    Leslie Gulch/Succor Creek in E. OR

    Thanks for these tips. Sounds like I should map out a loop that heads over to Wilson Creek, too!

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    how many miles do you plan on riding in a day?
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    Leslie Gulch/Succor Creek in E. OR

    40-60 miles a day, for a 3-day trip? Would depend on the road conditions and if I'm riding my Mukluk vs 29er, etc.

    As it turns out, some other guys here in Eugene rode in that area some years ago and did a blog entry about it:

    http://wriconsult.com/bike/03owyhee2.html

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