Archive for August, 2009

The End of the Trail

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

On Aug. 22 Mark & Robert reached their destination, the border of OR and CA on highway 101, just south of Brookings, OR. Sue & I met them at the only modern accommodations they enjoyed the whole trip. We celebrated their accomplishment and started planning the next trip, from Astoria, OR in the northwest corner of Oregon to east of McDermitt, OR on the OR/NV border in the southeast corner of the state! Maybe next year!

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And through the Woods!

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Robert and Mark stopped at the historic Wolf Creek Inn when they crossed I-5. This is also the transition from the Cascade Range into the Coast Ranges.  They followed the Wild and Scenic Rogue River as much as they could, considering it winds through remote wilderness area, inaccessible to motor vehicles.

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Over the Mountains

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

The second leg of the Corner to Corner saga started from Bend on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Robert and Mark headed into the Cascade Mountains on logging roads along the Deschutes River to the high lakes. Their goal was Windigo Pass towards Diamond Lake. The weather was pleasant but as they headed further west it got Hot!

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The First Half

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Robert and Mark made it to Bend, the half way point in their ‘Corner to Corner’ jaunt, late Sunday night 8/16. They downloaded some pictures of their route around the Wallowa Mountains, skirting the southeastern foothills of the Blue Mountains and edging along the Strawberry Mountains into the high desert. A couple of cold nights camping out are worth the views and memories.

The first day of riding started on the same 24 miles of gravel on which we drove into Hells Canyon.

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Corner to Corner Deux

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

On August 13 (the 6 year anniversary of our ‘retirement’) we drove to Hells Canyon on the Snake River with our friends Mark & Sue. After a 12 hour drive, including a 3 hour drive on a fantastic  24 mile gravel road along the Imnaha River Canyon down to the Snake, we set up camp.  The purpose of this trip was to drop off Robert and Mark and their bikes and gear to start the 2nd “Corner to Corner” motorcycle trip! In 1989 Robert, Jesse and his brother Buster, rode motorcycles from the NE corner of Oregon (on the border with Idaho along the Snake river) to the SW corner of Oregon (on the border with CA along the Pacific Ocean) on primarily gravel and dirt roads. This ‘redeux’ is in memory of Jesse Cline as well as being a fabulous adventure on the backroads of Oregon. Here’s some images of the first leg of the trip, getting to Hells Canyon!

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