Volcanoes of the Cascades
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, support van, leaders, tour maps & narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included from SeaTac International Airport to Yakima, WA. The tour terminates in Medford, OR and van shuttle is included to Medford-Airport.
Not included: Airline service; Guide Gratuity.
Airport 1 pm, Seattle hotel 1:30 pm; Yakima hotel 4 pm
In the continental US we have only one set of modern volcanoes – these are in the Cascade Arc, which extends from southwestern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California, a distance of well over 700 miles. Over the years, Timberline has visited these Cascade Range mountains in both hiking and cycling tours. New for this year, we have created an ultimate Volcanoes cycling tour that hits four of the major mountains in just one week, for the passionate cyclist. This challenging tour will get your legs burning and your lungs gulping as you ascend up to 7400 ft on the uphill days, and descend just as much on the downhill days. We will stay in the iconic mountain lodges high on the mountainside and welcome their fine dining experiences. We will cross the Columbia River in the middle of the 80 mile gorge that drains the Rockies to the Pacific, and visit two national parks. If you are looking for a true mountain tour – no whiners allowed, this is the one!
|Day 1||Assembly, Van transfer to Yakima, orientation dinner|
|Day 2||Yakima up Mt. Rainier to Crystal Mountain Lodge, WA||70 miles, 6324 ft gain|
|Day 3||Around Mt. Rainier and down to Morton, WA||72 miles, 6670 ft loss|
|Day 4||Hood River to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, OR||49 miles, 7383 ft gain|
|Day 5||Timberline Lodge to Madras, OR||67 miles, 6368 ft loss|
|Day 6||Around Mt. Bachelor to Crescent, OR||79 miles, 4000 ft gain and loss|
|Day 7||Climb to Crater Lake, Crater Lake Rim Road||61.5 miles, 6542 ft gain|
|Day 8||Crater Lake to Roseburg||67 miles, 7354 ft loss|