Travels with the Original Easyrider®
2010 Edition
Portland, Oregon

Patti sez: "A rockin good time" ride to the
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, several Oregon ghost towns
and lots of other interesting Eastern Oregon places - July 4th, 2010 weekend
690 miles over three days



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Suzy's raring to go.....
wearing her brand new Dunlop sneakers to celebrate America's independence








Maupin, Oregon. Nice Town. Note the Momma bird in flight...
Took Bakeoven Road to Shaniko. Pictures from a camera just don't
do the scenery justice. It's a ride you need to take for yourself.
White water rafting the Deschutes River is popular here.






There's Momma osprey on the nest with her babies



Shaniko, an Oregon Ghost Town















Here's the crew in action
Any caption I might come up with would probably not be nearly
as good as what you must be thinking




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The River Bend Motel, Spray, Oregon
Nice rooms, nice Town, nice people






A very nice couple own the RB Bar and Grill in Spray, Oregon



The road out of Town, Spray, Oregon







Mrs Patti says that I like riding on gravel roads
I don't think I do...
Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Below is yours truly on 206 from Condon to Wasco






Route 206 near Wasco, Oregon
That's Mount Hood in the distance
Below - John Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills Unit
Near Mitchell, Oregon






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Mitchell, Oregon
Sorry to say that Henry the bear is in retirement and is no longer greeting visitors.






The next series of pictures are from the Sheep Rock Unit area











More of the Sheep Rock Unit area



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Monument, Oregon. Very nice ride along 402
Definitely the road less traveled






The Mayor's Mansion, Monument, Oregon





Mr Dilligaf and Patti
In the middle of nowhere (literally)
Route 206 between Ruggs and Condon




Nearly home. Route 14, around Dallesport, Washington.
That's the Columbia River with Mount Hood in the distance




If you want to go on this run, here's the route:
East out of Portland on 26. 218 to Maupin
Bakeoven Road to Shaniko. 218 to Antelope, Clarno and Fossil
19 to Service Creek and Spray. Stay overnight at the River Bend Motel
back on 19 to Service Creek. 207 to Mitchell and the Painted Hills Unit
26 to Sheep Rock Unit. A few miles up 19 to the visitor centers
26 to Dayville, Mount Vernon and John Day. 395 down and back to Seneca.
The ride through the Strawberry Range looked interesting but we passed
Stay over in John Day. There's lots of motels there.
Back out 26 to Mount Vernon
395 to Lone Creek. 402 to Kimberly. 19 to Spray. 207 to Ruggs.
206 to Condon and Biggs. Cross the river and 14 back to Portland.
No problems finding gas although you do need to plan ahead.
This is a *VERY* scenic ride so bring your camera!

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Appleton, Washington ride

Windy Ridge ride