Hells Canyon Weekender

The plan was simple: zip over the mountains and through farmland to the lower right corner of the state, drop down to Hells Canyon, exit out to Baker City, then roam back via the Umatilla National Forest to the Columbia River, up to Yakmia, and back to the comfort of our driveways. Full route details are here via Bing (http://binged.it/N6PAWO), and an embedded view via Spotwalla:


Green dots are the signal all is well, yellow dots means you can get an outstanding photo.
 

On the road in central Washington

On the road in central Washington


 

99 degress

Only 99 degrees


 

Field Springs State Park

Night 1 spent at Field Springs State Park


 

Field Springs State Park

Field Springs State Park


 

At the border of Field Springs State Park

At the border of Field Springs State Park


 

Route 129 southbound

Route 129 southbound: Washington in the foreground, Oregon in the background.


 

Got Canyon?

Joseph

We rolled into Joseph and immediately met the Sheriff. She invited us to put our bikes on the side to let the town parade go by.


 

Hells Canyon Lookout

View from Hells Canyon Lookout. Other side is Idaho.


 

The approach to Hells Canyon Lookout

The approach to Hells Canyon Lookout.


 

Hells Canyon looking north.

Hells Canyon looking north.


 

Heading into Baker City

Heading into Baker City.


 

Almost done for the day

Almost done for the day.


 

Lights out at Union Creek

Lights out at Union Creek.


 

Over the mountains and through the woods

The intrepid duo

The intrepid duo - self portraits using the old 'hold-the-GoPro-in-the-air' technique.


 

NF-52

NF-52


 

Open range

Open range.


 

Watch out for wildlife.

Watch out for wildlife. Want to make sure this cow doesn't bolt in front of us as we passed.


 

Taken at the yellow dot.

Umatilla National Forest, looking west. Taken at the yellow dot.


 

We were here.

Our unofficial 'we were here' shot.


 

Butterfly Grill

Inspiration for a new restaurant name...the Butterfly Grill