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A friend recently moved from Eureka, California to Bend, Oregon. She didn't have room or time to take her dirt bike to her new home, so I volunteered to haul it up there for her. Hey, I love a road trip, and I had a 4-day weekend to kill. Meredith had work and clinicals for school, so I was solo.
My plan was to take the first day (8 hours) to get to Bend, drop the bike, camp for the night, and then spend the next two days in and around southern Idaho. My buddy from Ohio, Jon Miller, was in Boise for work, and he would let me crash in his hotel room for those two nights. I would drive home on day four.
I didn't take any pictures on my way to Bend, as I was in a bit of a hurry. I took US 101 up to Crescent City, cut over US 199, and then took a few smaller state highways past Crater Lake and into Bend. It started snowing near Crater Lake, and I got pulled over for speeding in Lapine (got a warning, naturally!).
I dropped the bike at Kathryn's house and headed into the Willamette National Forest to camp. I set up, in the rain and 37 degree temps, near McKenzie Pass / Mount Washington.
The next morning, I got a great breakfast in Sisters, Oregon; and then headed towards Idaho. The first picture of the trip was this cell phone shot of the Oregon Badlands, along US 20.