We take Marcola Road and Camp Creek Road to Highway 126. Marcola and Camp Creek roads have nice sweeping curves and get us to Highway 126 without having to ride through Eugene/Springfield.
I haven't been over Hwy 126 for many years. It's not anything special for riding, but it has nice scenery, and it's pleasant along the river. We take a short break at a boat ramp, and discover an old swinging bridge crossing the river. There is a sign that says it has historic significance, but no details are given. Now I'll have to research it out and see what I can find. Onward to 242
|Coming up on the lava fields with Mt. Washington in the background. |
|North and Middle Sisters|
The ride has been so spectacular I didn't even notice the mountains to the south until we pulled off the road.
We make the requisite stop at Dee Wright Observatory to stretch our legs and take in the scenery. It's such a surreal setting. It's nice to visit mid-week when the crowds are thin.
We head back down the road toward Sisters and lunch. More sweet curves! Once again I forgot pics of the food. We have deli sandwiches, and a fabulous slice of berry pie before returning to the valley by way of highway 20. We practically have the road to ourselves...not one truck or RV on the trip home. Way to end the ride.