There's an ethos among hardcore backcountry skiing types: You can't go down anything you didn't climb up on your own. No chairlifts for these skiiers. Well you're going to get one of the fastest downhills in Oregon on this ride.
Bald Peak is one of those local climbs everyone does at least once in a while to test themselves. The fun thing about it is that there are multiple ways to approach and climb it, each quite different in length, grade, and even scenery. This particular lollipop route gives you the double bonus of climbing Bald Peak twice.
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