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    Quote Originally Posted by thrasher_s View Post
    There is something special about the dirt on the East side of the Coast Range.
    I came across the word "terroir" while reading a series of creepy S.F. novels (Jeff Vandermeer's "Southern Reach" trilogy) last month and searching on that yielded chatter from wineries, and broadening from that led to Oregon wineries talking about their dirt characteristics, which led me to reading up on the names of soils in the mid-Willamette.

    If you can get past the wine-nerd fluff, you can find names like Jory, a red volcanic soil type that is very apparent on Springboard. There's others though, that don't have the same characteristics, depending on their origins.

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    This thread is getting long, so I made a new one for 2015, here:
    2015 - Alsea Falls Trail System

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    If you can get past the wine-nerd fluff, you can find names like Jory, a red volcanic soil type that is very apparent on Springboard.


    Never new what it was called, but I have always loved that red Jory dirt on Springboard. Thanks for the info, I appreciate that kind of stuff. When does the new trail open? Thinking about riding up there tomorrow. How are the conditions?

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