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Throwback Thursdays: An Oregon Mountain Pass

Welcome to the first installment of Throwback Thursdays, where I will throw it back to some older photos from my immense collection over the years. For this first one, I present to you some photos from a dawn patrol session at a mountain pass in Central-ish Oregon.

Back in the summer of 2014, a few Oregonian friends road tripped out to the top of a fun mountain pass and camped out for the night. Ross Druckrey, Jaden Chavez, Noah Throckmorton, Conner Stanek, Casey Morrow, and I woke up at dawn to bomb the hill a few times starting at around 5,000 ft in elevation. Andy McIntosh drove his motorcycle out early in the morning and took some runs with us.

Some of these photos were published in Winter 2014 Skate Slate issue #21 an article titled, The Art of Exploration, where I gave some tips on exploring new terrain.

Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine Winter 2014 Issue #21

Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine Winter 2014 Issue #21

With smooth pavement, sweeping banked corners, a few hairpins, beautiful views, and lots of trees, it’s a majestic ride through some of Oregon’s finest forested areas.

Noah Throckmorton drops into the top section with speed.

Noah Throckmorton drops into the top section with speed.

Jaden Chavez follows the line of skaters, squiggling around the yellow line.

Jaden Chavez follows the line of skaters, squiggling around the yellow line.

Noah Throckmorton, Conner Stanek, Ross Druckrey, and Andy McIntosh round the corner before the hairpin.

Noah Throckmorton, Conner Stanek, Ross Druckrey, and Andy McIntosh round the corner before the hairpin.

Noah Throckmorton, Conner Stanek, Ross Druckrey, and Andy McIntosh dip into the hairpin with the view.

Noah Throckmorton, Conner Stanek, Ross Druckrey, and Andy McIntosh dip into the hairpin with the view.

Later down the road, Ross Druckrey loses control while Conner Stanek keeps the grip. You can't win 'em all.

Later down the road, Ross Druckrey loses control while Conner Stanek keeps the grip. You can’t win ’em all.

I would recommend hitting this hill, but I can’t tell you which one it is. You will have to explore for yourself or befriend an Oregonian that can show you where it is. Happy exploring to you all!

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