We rode to the Pacific Ocean today.
And then we officialy got to the “End of the Trail”……as per the statue…..or, maybe it is just the beginning……………………
Last Day (88) Start – Astoria, OR End – Seaside, OR Last Day’s Miles 27
TOTAL MILES – 4100.6
You’ve heard of “Where’s Waldo”. Well here is a game of “Where’s Xander”. I made up this game while stopping to smell the roses at the Portland Rose Garden.
Then we ran into young BMX riders being trained by a professional. They were having a good time.
Day 85 Start – Portland, OR End St. Helens, OR Today’s Miles 33.3 Total Miles 3996.8
Glenn told me some of the best hiking in the states was through this section. Well – the same can be said about biking.
The picture of the three bridges represent three different eras of road building.
If you got thirsty you could pull your Model-T over and get a drink at the water fountain that was installed in the 1920’s. It still works – and it tastes good.
After Bonneville Dam we hit a series of waterfalls.
Next up was a long, but gentle climb up to a vista.
Lastly, a picture from the deck of the houseboat we are staying at the next two nights.
Day 83 Start – Cascade Locks, OR End – Portland, OR Today’s Miles 50.9 Total Miles 3963.5
Brother Glenn told us to hike to a series of waterfalls on Eagle Creek Trail. We were too tired after a day in the wind for that hike, but we did pick an easier hike to Elowah Falls. Thanks for the idea.
I got lucky on this photo. I was stopped to take one last picture of Mt. Hood, when the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe came rolling by.
As you can see we’re back to green trees and air that has some humidity to it.
Day 82 Start – Murdock, WA End – Cascade Locks, OR Today’s Miles 48.6 Total Miles 3912.6