A 5.30 alarm woke us from our best sleep yet – probably because it was cooler and the first night I actually cuddled into the sleeping bag. We were packed up and off by 6.30 and straight into uphill. Even at that time there was a fair amount of traffic on the main road but after 6 miles we were able to turn off onto the old Blewett Pass road.
David: The rain pattered on the roof overnight making me glad that we were not camping. However the lack of soundproofing kept me awake a bit. We were in bed by 8.30, and lots of books get read on this trip!We started along the lake and then began the climb up to Crater Lake starting at 5,250 feet (so higher than anywhere in the UK). Continue reading Diamond Lake to Prospect via Crater Lake: 61 miles
36 hours and 4 planes (Philadelphia, LA, Portland, Redmond) got us from home back to Bend, Oregon, the hospitality of Wayne and Doris and reunion with our Bikes. A great recovery day, shopping for essentials and a lovely meal in a Peruvian restaurant. Continue reading Government Camp to Brietenbush Campground
Bernie: Saw the most fantastic star scape – only a couple of shooting stars but a beautiful beautiful sky. Set the alarm for 1am but still no meteor action so soon back to bed. Continue reading Sonoma; back on the bikes
The day started brightly and we were on the road by just after 7. Saying goodbye to Hood River was not easy as we have grown rather fond of the place in the last few days. However all good things come to an end and only death and taxes remain eternal.
Day 8: 46 miles
The day of big climbs: 68 miles, 4550 ft of climbing; 4200 calories