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seemed high. "It's so neat to hike for a bigger purpose," Clegg says. "I hope other people adventure from their front door. "Clegg, who, starting in 2009, through hiked what's known as America's triple crown Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail an impressive 18 months. Now she's psyched to take on this new adventure, which involves off road bike touring and hiking, from her house in Bend to the Snake River on the Oregon/Idaho border. Along the way she'll cross Hart Mountain, the Steens and the Owyhee Canyonlands of Oregon's most breathtaking, though lesser known, natural treasures. Already she's seen gopher snakes, red tailed hawks and desert songbirds as well as purple and pink sunsets, craggy bluffs and lots and lots of sage (note: Sage is Clegg's real name, not some hippie trail name).
" While neighboring Idaho, California and Washington all boast between 9 and 15 percent lands that are protected wilderness, only 4 percent of the Beaver State is designated as such. Clegg is the first to take on ONDA's new endurance trail. She's acting as a scout, taking note of water sources and terrain and proofing ONDA's guidebook while collecting data, like wildlife notes and water samples, for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, an accessible science based nonprofit for outdoor folk. And because there are a couple extended jeep road sections, Clegg opted to travel those by bike Salsa Fargo 29er, a drop bar, adventure travel mountain bike loaded with gear.
What is crazy is the desert scape Clegg Nike Air Force 1 Mid Vs High is trekking through, while all public land, is not all protected. Some of it, most notably Owyhee Canyonlands' majestic and remote wilds, lack the permanent protection of a wilderness designation. In fact, according to ONDA Executive Director Brent Fenty, the Owyhee Canyon is the largest unprotected roadless area in the lower 48, and at 2. 2 million acres, it rivals Yellowstone in size. ONDA hopes Clegg's trip helps relieve what Fenty calls "Oregon's wilderness deficit. Nike Air Force Black And White Low
Her boyfriend is working logistics, picking up and dropping of the bike as needed. "I'm over my road walks," says Clegg, noting that she put in her fair share while ticking off America's three long trails. "Biking is a new activity for me. " All told, she'll only ride about 150 of the ODT's 750 miles. For the rest, she'll walk. "I'm somewhere between an ultralight and lightweight backpacker," says Clegg, noting that her pack weighs a mere 15 pounds. "My new sleeping bag is 1 pound, 2 ounces, but I'm not sure it was worth the swap," she jokes. "It's not the cozy warmth I'm used to I've .
fit 33 year old Nor Cal transplant with light brown braids and a big smile, she was hunkered down under the shade of towering ponderosas munching on trail mix and fretting about water. But not too much; she was just starting Day Three of what she expects will be a 45 to 50 day trek through Central and Southeastern Oregon. At mile 46 (of 750 or so), morale Orange Air Force 1 Shoes
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