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Oregon Desert Trail Data Book

Section 1 - Badlands to Sand Spring

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Trail Section
Section Overview
Mileage
Start Mile:0.0
End Mile:39.3
Distance:39.3
Elevation
Start Elevation:3403
End Elevation:4936
Min Elevation:3402
Avg Elevation:4461
Max Elevation:6225
Elevation Gain (approximate):4425
Elevation Loss (approximate):-2891
Net Elevation Change:1533
Roads
County roads crossed: 1
Primary/Secondary roads crossed: 7
US highways crossed: 1
Other roads crossed: 3
Total roads crossed: 12
Popular Resupply
MileElevDFTName
DFT is straight line distance from trail departure point.
Climate
°F Mean Prc SWE %Cov Max
Jan 41/15 29 3.1 - - -
Feb 47/18 33 2.0 - - -
Mar 52/19 35 2.1 - - -
Apr 59/22 40 1.5 - - -
May 67/27 47 1.6 - - -
Jun 75/34 55 1.4 - - -
Jul 84/38 61 0.7 - - -
Aug 83/38 61 0.9 - - -
Sep 76/32 54 0.9 - - -
Oct 64/27 45 1.5 - - -
Nov 49/21 35 3.0 - - -
Dec 42/16 29 3.3 - - -
Min temp is minimum average low and high temp is maximum average high in section. Does not account for 'heat waves' or 'cold spells', may alter temp by 10-15° or more. Precip is not snow, SWE is 'Snow Water Equivalence' in inches, MAX is max SWE. Cover is average monthly percent of snow cover. No snow data for Aug, Sep, Oct. Snow data begins Nov 2003.
Section Elevation Range
RangeMiles%
3000-400011.629.5
4000-500020.752.6
5000-60005.012.8
6000-70002.05.1
Named Lakes/Wetlands/Glaciers
Name Mile DFT Acres Trail
Elev
Water
Elev
Within a quarter mile of trail. DFT is distance from trail in feet. Mile is closest trail mile to lake, not necessarily the best access. Acres is the area of the lake.
Named Drainages
MileElevName
0.0 3403 Central Oregon Canal
Section Land Cover
TypeMiles%
shrub/scrub29.4875.02
evergreen5.8414.85
developed; open space2.235.66
grassland/herbaceous1.032.62
barren0.671.72
developed; low intensity0.050.13
Section Tree Cover
TypeMiles%
No tree cover21.5854.91
Ponderosa pine 11.9030.27
Western juniper 4.3711.13
Lodgepole pine 1.453.68
Fire Perimeters
YearNameMiles%
Public/Physical Boundary
TypeNameMiles%
Wilderness Oregon Badlands Wilderness 8.1 20.6
Forest Deschutes National Forest 12.4 31.6
State Oregon 39.3 100.0
County Deschutes 39.3 100.0
Basin Pacific Northwest Region 39.3 100.0
Physiographic Intermontane Plateaus 39.3 100.0
Geology
AgeTypeMiles%
Pleistocene to Holocene Basalt; 16.5 42.0
Eocene to Pliocene Rhyolite; Latite 9.6 24.3
Miocene to Pliocene Basalt; Andesite 5.2 13.2
Pleistocene Clay or mud; Silt 4.5 11.3
Pliocene to Pleistocene Basalt; Tuff 3.2 8.1
Holocene Basalt; Andesite 0.4 1.1
Road Crossings
MileElevTypeName
9.5 3740 US US Hwy 20
10.3 3743 Pri/Sec Horse Ridge Frontage Rd
19.3 4283 County Co Hwy 2015
23.7 4247 Pri/Sec Spencer Wells Rd
27.1 5719 Pri/Sec W Basin Rd
28.4 6006 Pri/Sec W Basin Rd
28.5 5999 Pri/Sec W Basin Rd
28.6 6027 Other Nat For Dev Rd 2017
29.3 6225 Other Nat For Dev Rd 500
34.4 4813 Other Nat For Dev Rd 23
38.9 4932 Pri/Sec Sand Springs Rd
39.3 4938 Pri/Sec Mahogany Butte Rd
Passes/Gaps
NameElevMile
Lightning Strikes
AvgMax
Near trail lightning strikes
Shelters
NameElevMile
Waypoint Detail
Desc Mile DTN DTP NW Elev LPL HPL Comment
CV001
Central Oregon Canal
Lake/pond/tank
Badlands to Sand Spring 0.0 0.6 0.0 3402
CV002 0.6 1.3 0.6 3402 3402 3420
CV003 1.9 2.1 1.3 3461 3402 3465
CV004 4.0 0.3 2.1 3474 3461 3520
CV005 4.3 1.0 0.3 3484 3473 3493
CV006 5.3 1.2 1.0 3546 3484 3548
CV007 6.5 1.6 1.2 3641 3546 3643
CV008 8.1 1.4 1.6 3622 3601 3651
CV009
Central Oregon Hwy 9.5 0.8 0.0 3740
CV010 10.3 0.5 0.0 3743 3722 3745
Horse Ridge Frontage Rd
CV011 10.8 0.4 0.5 3736 3731 3749
CV012 11.2 1.1 0.4 3763 3738 3764
CV013 12.3 0.3 1.1 4124 3764 4123
CV014 12.6 1.7 0.3 4176 4123 4167
CV015 14.3 1.5 1.7 4619 4175 4632
CV016 15.8 0.3 1.5 4678 4621 4719
CV017 16.1 0.5 0.3 4790 4679 4803
CV018 16.6 0.7 0.5 4698 4651 4790
CV019 17.3 1.1 0.7 4281 4282 4699
CV020 18.4 0.9 1.1 4337 4259 4338
CV021 19.3 0.0 0.9 4281 4267 4338
Co Hwy 2015
CV022 19.6 1.4 0.3 4301 4283 4303
CV023 21.0 1.2 1.4 4265 4265 4302
CV024 22.2 1.0 1.2 4402 4264 4404
CV025 23.2 0.5 1.0 4311 4316 4404
CV026
Nat For Dev Rd 23 23.7 0.3 0.0 4245 4247 4253
CV027 24.0 0.4 0.3 4320 4240 4322
CV028 24.4 0.2 0.4 4311 4311 4322
CV029 24.6 0.6 0.2 4304 4306 4311
CV030 25.2 0.1 0.6 4370 4302 4321
CV031
Deschutes National Forest 25.3 1.7 0.0 4409 4411 4411
CV032
Spring 27.0 0.0 1.7 5698 5686 5700
CV033 27.1 1.3 0.0 5705 5700 5700
Nat For Dev Rd 400
CV034 28.4 0.0 1.3 5997 6006 6006
Nat For Dev Rd 400
Nat For Dev Rd 400 28.5 0.1 0.1 5997
Nat For Dev Rd 2017 28.6 0.7 0.1 6026 5991 6017
CV035 29.3 0.4 0.0 6223 6027 6210
Nat For Dev Rd 500
CV036 29.7 0.4 0.4 6151 6149 6225
Deschutes National Forest 30.1 0.1 0.4 6076 6075 6150
Nat For Dev Rd 2017 30.2 3.2 0.1 6056 6061 6077
CV037 33.4 0.7 3.2 4950 4955 6055
CV038 34.1 0.1 0.7 4826 4812 4951
CV039
Antelope Spring
Lake/pond/tank 34.2 0.0 0.1 4822
Lake/pond/tank 34.3 0.1 0.1 4816 4817 4825
CV040
Nat For Dev Rd 23
Lake/pond/tank 34.4 0.0 0.1 4812 4814 4817
Lake/pond/tank 34.5 0.1 0.1 4816 4813 4817
CV041 34.6 0.4 0.1 4822 4817 4822
CV042 35.0 0.2 0.4 4832 4823 4834
CV043 35.2 0.7 0.2 4835 4834 4836
CV044 35.9 0.4 0.7 4862 4835 4864
CV045 36.3 0.0 0.4 4858 4856 4862
CV046
CV047 36.5 1.3 0.2 4875 4861 4874
CV048 37.8 0.2 1.3 4885 4873 4886
CV049 38.0 0.1 0.2 4898 4885 4903
Spring 38.1 0.0 0.1 4898 4897 4898
Spring
Lake/pond/tank
Lake/pond/tank
CV050 38.3 0.5 0.2 4911 4898 4908
CV051 38.8 0.1 0.5 4931 4910 4929
Nat For Dev Rd 23 38.9 0.4 0.1 4931 4932 4932
CV052
Nat For Dev Rd 22
Sand Spring 39.3 0.0 4937 4937 4938
Lake/pond/tank
Sand Spring to Squaw Flat

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