2019 OROGENESIS SCOUTS
Thus far Orogenesis is an ambitious pipe dream. A collective murmur that's getting louder. What if we could travel across the north american continent on singletrack trails? It turns out there are a lot of trails out there. Or there were—but they're slowly being forgotten. We want your help to find them again. It won't be easy. At all. Our only requirements are humility and fortitude.
DISCLAIMER: Most of this route is more theoretical than literal. It's inspiring, but often times non-existent. Or it's really steep and hot or cold and raining or full of dead ends and no water or ice cream anywhere in sight. So, if you're interested in riding it you must be a really special type of person. Or dumb. Or both. The only guarantees we can make is that you WILL get lost, turned around, hungry, chased by wild boars, grilled by border patrol, and angry at us. We don't care. You signed up for this.
Still reading? Interested in riding or scouting part of the 7,300km Orogenesis route this year? Fill out the below form and we'll reach out with more info. (Your email will also be added to the Bikepacking Roots email list)
What we're looking for in return from our scouts:
- general debriefing in fall 2019 of the section(s) you scouted
- a GPS track
- notes about the routing—what works and what doesn't
- notes about services, water, food, attractions, etc
- photos and usage rights from your scouting missions
Yours truly, the Orogenesis Collective
What town do you usually call home during the summer?
What trail are you most interested in scouting in 2019?
Anillo de Los Angeles - Mexico border, around LA, north to Kernville
Sierra Trail - Skirts the western edge of the Sierras from Kernville north to Lake Tahoe
Mojave Trail - Crosses the Sequoia Nat Forest, Owens Valley, the length of Death Valley, Bishop and around Mono Lake to Lake Tahoe
Jefferson Trail - Circles Lake Tahoe and connects Downieville with Quincy, Susanville and the Oregon border
Cascade Trail - Dives into Washington's cascade range from Hood River to Packwood, to Wenatchee, and eventually the Canadian border.
What most appeals to you about Orogenesis? (Choose your top three)
Visiting rural communities
Plants and Wildlife
Any other comments?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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