I know it's too late, but....ME TOO, ME TOO !!!!!
...Steep & Rocky's RR was the inspiration for us going past there the next year:
From Mustangshelly's and my Ride Report heading to Wallowas last year !!!
Just a few miles past Ritter Hot Springs, where we MISSED the public Hot Springs,
we only saw the big swimming pool and old hotel....
Rideabout, did you also continue on through to the North Fork John Day River Rd, heading back to 395 ?
It was the absolute HIGHLIGHT of that whole trip for us
HERE is the North Fork JD section only...