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Day 3 – September 9: Dufur to Tygh Valley

“Everything in One Day” (72 miles) – Maptygh

Today everything is big – the climbs, the mountains, even the descents. Head out of Dufur through gentle farmland contours before the roller-coaster starts up. Three unrelenting ascents – each shorter than the last – take you through Mt. Hood’s forests redolent of pine needles and duff, and they’re punctuated by paybacks of long, gliding downhills. The drops into Wamic and then Tygh Valley are slices of pure speed and enjoyment. Cool down on the country lane to our camp at the fairgrounds.

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