September 29, 2012
Baltimore to Portland
May 28th, Waynesboro, PA to Bedford, PA
May 29th, Bedford PA
July 12th, Dubois, WY to Jackson, WY
We crossed Togwotee Pass going from Dubois to Jackson, WY; shortly after the pass, we caught sight of the Grand Tetons for the first time. This was a plenty-of-pictures day; we stopped constantly to marvel at the snow-capped Tetons so near and the Snake River separating us from the mountains.
July 13th, Hiking in the Grand Tetons (Jackson, WY)
July 21st, Twin Falls, ID to Mountain Home, ID
July 24th, Boise, ID to Cambridge, ID
August 25th, Cambridge, ID to Baker, OR
We rode from Cambridge to Baker through Hell's Canyon; these fields of view do very little justice to the starkness and majesty of the descent and climb into and out of the canyon.
July 30th, Bend, OR to Eugene, OR
From Bend we rode to Eugene across the Cascades, crossing at McKenzie Pass.
At the summit of the pass, we were surrounded by an ancient lava flow; we could see the incredible peaks of the Sisters from a small stone observatory building. After the summit, over 5300 feet above sea level, we had a terrific downhill towards Eugene. We descended to under 1000 feet for the first time since central Nebraska over a pretty short distance, across many gnarly curves!
August 1st, Corvallis, OR to Tillamook, OR
August 2nd: Tillamook, OR to Cannon Beach, OR!