Back on the bikes. 9-2-16

Took the girls to the airport, dropped things off to Erin, returned the van to Enterprise; now we’re ready to ride again!  Bill and I took off just before 10 am in 60 deg. temperature.  We headed out to the East and got on US 26 and went past Mt. Hood and over the Cascades to the high desert type area on our way to Bend, OR.  At Hood Village we again stopped at Wraptitude for a latte then continued on our way over the Cascades.

Wrapitude
Wrapitude

We came out of the Cascades into a high desert covered with valcanic rock and some gorges formed by the streams and rivers.20160902_115834

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The rain was gone after crossing the mountains and the sun was out. We went on to Bend and stopped at WildHorse Harley for a chip before heading South.  While in the parking lot at the dealership a mechanic went by and yelled Go Pack.  I was wearing my Packers tee shirt.

We went South on 97 again and we came to some valcanic cones and lava flows. We took a $2.00 bus ride to the top of one of the cones for a look.

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Cone viewed from the bus.
Cone viewed from the bus.
The lava flow.
The lava flow.
There is a firewatch at the top of the cone.
There is a firewatch at the top of the cone.
The lava fields below with walking trails.
The lava fields below with walking trails.

From the volcano we continued South to get to our destination of the Diamond Lake Resort just North of Crater Lake.  It was cooling significantly as we approached Diamond Lake.

The resort was old, it had been built in 1922 and has had many additions. We checked in, unloaded the bikes, then went to dinner at the resort restaurant.  Our meal was decent and they had area beer on tap.  The views of the lake were great.  We tried to watch collage football and teams of interest to us in the Midwest but without much luck; mostly West coast games.

The main lodge.
The main lodge.
The view from the restaurant.
The view from the restaurant.
The motel portion.
The motel portion.
The view over the lake in the morning.
The view over the lake in the morning.
Another view.
Another view.

The last two pictures were in the morning at breakfast where we had people from all over the world speaking a variety of languages.  Great.

Off to Crater Lake in the morning.

Nothing new to report on the moose situation except to say, on day one, hour one, their gone and I mean all of them.

 

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