Thursday was a beautiful sunny day. Time to get off the bikes for a few minutes and go for a hike with our friends.
On a nice day, I can see the appeal of living here. I couldn’t live long enough to hike all the great trails, even just in Oregon, much less the rest of the pacific northwest.
When we finished our hike, Kevin and I prepared to get on the road. We needed to make it to Seattle by tomorrow night, in order to make Kevin’s service appointment on Saturday morning to fix the rear brake on his motorcycle. After getting a recommendation for a scenic route, we said goodbye to our friends, and headed out.
The route was really nice, but it took us longer than anticipated. By the time we’d ridden 100 miles, we were only 50 miles east of Eugene. So much for our plans to see Mt. St. Helens. Oh well, we’ve seen it before, and it wasn’t that important to us on this trip. It was late afternoon at this point, and I was tired and wanted to stop. We found a really neat campsite in Willamatte National Forest on the river downstream of Cougar Dam, and called it quits for the day.
7/19/2012 – 144 miles. Neither of us think of ourselves as a “people person,” but even so, and despite the amazing places we go, its still the people you remember the most.