Our Last Night in Oregon

We left Baker City this morning for Ontario, Oregon. The temperature for this first morning of summer in Baker City was 45 degrees at 6:30AM, but it warmed up nicely. It was a great ride, not as scenic as some of the other days as we have left the mountains of Oregon behind. I did however experience 2 firsts for me: first, crossing a time zone on my bike, we are now in Mountain Time, and second, riding on the INTERSTATE. Quite the experience with traffic zooming by, but it all went well.

View from our hotel in Baker City, Oregon

View from our hotel in Baker City, Oregon

Views looking South, near Baker City, Oregon

Views looking South, near Baker City, Oregon

the road ahead, and down!

the road ahead, and down!

The first part of the ride was pretty much a gentle downhill for about 30 miles, today was the first day on the trip where we ended at a lower elevation than we started. Somewhere during the ride we picked up the Snake River, which will be our companion for quite some time. The final 15 miles into Ontario was through a valley with crops everywhere-onions, garlic, wheat, and naturally, potatoes. Very pleasant. Tomorrow we head into Boise, Idaho with the following day our first REST DAY, which we are all looking forward to.

alan

First view of the Snake River

First view of the Snake River

not a bad place to be grazing, eastern Oregon

not a bad place to be grazing, eastern Oregon

wild Sage

wild Sage

The Snake River

The Snake River

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