Rafting on the McKenzie River
Covered bridge over the McKenzie River
The bed and breakfast where I camped in Nimrod, Oregon (right next to the McKenzie River).
My campsite . . . where a lawn chair gave me a view of the river.
More rainfall on the western side of the Cascade Mountains produces a lusher landscape.
Mmmm . . .
Adult salmon at a hatchery . . . where they provide the eggs that are raised to stock the McKenzie River.
Makes you hungry, doesn’t it! Remember, no getting sick.
I rode through Eugene on their very nice bike path . . . and camped 20 miles west of the city.
Not there yet . . . the Siuslaw River as it meanders into the ocean.
Not quite there yet.
Yes! The official front wheel dunk in the Pacific near Florence, Oregon!! The 4,000+ mile trip is almost done (I’ll be riding back to Eugene in a day or so to catch the train back to Bowling Green).
POST STARTS HERE!
I just dipped my front wheel in the Pacific Ocean here in Florence, Oregon . . . done! (The hardest segment of the trip was the 200 yards to the ocean over fluffy sand.)
Now, to catch up on blog entries. After staying in the city park in Sisters, I rode up to McKenzie Pass.
First had breakfast in the Sisters Bakery. Delicious!
One of the Sisters peaks
A bit of a climb to McKenzie Pass
On the way up to McKenzie Pass
For miles and miles at the summit of McKenzie Pass are lava flows from defunct volcanos.
The ride down from McKenzie Pass was spectacular . . . weaving back and forth next to the McKenzie River.
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