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Ride Report: Father/Daughter Trip to Southern Oregon

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Last week we were in Southern Oregon for a family reunion (I'm originally from Medford. OR). While we were there I had the privilege of Kayaking down the Rogue River and doing some dirt biking at John's Peak and Prospect, all with my 13 year-old daughter Victoria.

Just a few pics:

JOHN'S PEAK

We only spent about four hours at John's peak. Next year we will try to devote at least two days here to really explore the area.

Staged

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On the trail

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I love fender shots

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PROSPECT

The Prospect OHV area is spectacular in its natural beauty. I would not want to ride this area in large groups this time of year, however, as dust was insane. Most of the time I let my daughter lead and I rode very close to stay out of her dust.

We camped at River Bridge on the Upper Rogue for two days and Rode Trails 3, 32 up to huckleberry and Red Blanket on the first day and then made a big loop of Trail 2, 49 and 65 on the second day. My daughter is really becoming a competent trail rider. I wish I could get her on to a bigger bike, but she really loves that TTR 125 for its trail manners and lightness.

Near Huckleberry Campground

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Our Camp at River Bridge

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Coming off of trail 2 taking a break. One thing I liked about this area was how the trails are comprised of single or two track that spill out onto logging roads (some retired/some not). It was nice to have an occasional break to cool down

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The old man

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My 4 year-old on her 50

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Thanks for letting me share.

Tim

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Great Pics! 🙂:D It looks like you had a great trip! Looks like the weather was great. Every time I go to Oregon it rains NON stop!! :worthy: Just my luck I guess. :ride:

Great RR Tim!!

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I used to live between Eugene and Corvallis. In a small town called Monroe.

Highway 99 went right through it. If you had your eyes closed long enough you would miss the town.

The riding there was epic. Always rode in the trees and was always wet. Trials tires worked real good.

Would like to move back.

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Oregonian born and raised. My whole mom's side of the family is still in Corvallis. I know where Monroe is since I spent a summer working on a grass seed farm out of Peoria 🙂

I want to take my wife one of these days and camp and ride all up and down the cascades and coastal range again I miss those parts of Oregon, I even miss the rain a little bit :D just not all the time.

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I can't get the pics to load - just little blue squares with question-marks inside 🙂

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It is great your daughter is growing doing a great sport with her dad. It looks like a great vacation.

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Great pic's!!! My favorite one has to be the one with dirt on your daughter's nose. Classic !!!

Just beautiful scenery, thanks for sharing. No wonder Californian's are running there as fast as they are.

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:worthy::ride::banghead:

Nothing is better then trips like that. Over the years I have done a lot of guy rides. Super fun doing those with the guys. But I have to say some of the best rides I have done have been with my daughter and my wife.

Thanks a lot for posting up the pictures. 🙂:D

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It looks very nice. The fam and I were supposed to go to the valley and ride in June, but we didn't have the gas money. I'm waiting. I always see gorgeous pics from there. We went to Albany in March but didn't have our bikes. Next time maybe.

Kim

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That's awesome! I have a 13 y.o. daughter witha ttr125 too, but she doesn't like riding too much 🙂

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:ride::banghead: :banghead:

Nothing is better then trips like that. Over the years I have done a lot of guy rides. Super fun doing those with the guys. But I have to say some of the best rides I have done have been with my daughter and my wife.

Thanks a lot for posting up the pictures. 🙂:D

I couldn't agree more and my daughter is only 4yo. I could say that my best ride never left the staging area. My then 3yo daughter rode her Dora Quad (last quad she will ever own :worthy: ) through the puddles in the kiddie track. She's almost ready to test the KDX50 in those same puddles.

Great RR and pix.

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🙂 That looks like a great trip and proof that every ride doesn't have to be on the toughest trail ever found or be about proving something!It's always good to get those times in with the family,the kids grow up too quick!

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Very cool Tim :D

Thanks for the inspiration! I took my 7 year old out this weekend and rode some fire roads with her 🙂

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:worthy::ride::banghead:

Nothing is better then trips like that. Over the years I have done a lot of guy rides. Super fun doing those with the guys. But I have to say some of the best rides I have done have been with my daughter and my wife.

Thanks a lot for posting up the pictures. 🙂:D

Thanks. I totally agree.

That's awesome! I have a 13 y.o. daughter witha ttr125 too, but she doesn't like riding too much :banghead:

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Maybe she just needs another 13-year old to ride with. We should put a kiddie ride together when the weather cools down. My kids love Ocotillo

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That's awesome! I have a 13 y.o. daughter witha ttr125 too, but she doesn't like riding too much 🙂

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I feel ya, my 14 year old daughters bike is collecting dust.:D Why do us guys have to be so dam interesting and mysterious to the ladies?....:worthy:

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