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Old 02-15-2013, 12:58 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Easy-Z View Post
I guess we're not all that scientific about it. You can't swing a dead beaver in this state without running into something spectacular. As was suggested, get yourself a Benchmark Map and just ride.

Northeastern corner, Joseph, the Wallowa Mountains, Hell's Canyon. Must see.
Southeastern corner, Frenchglen, Steens Mountain Loop, the Alvord Desert on the other side of the mountain. Amazing.
Central, Bend, Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Lakes Scenic Loop. Mmmmm.
Northern border, Hood River, the Gorge. Beyond comparison
Coastal. All good, but the farther south the better, IMO
Central/Eastern. John Day, a few different John Day Fossil Beds if you're into that kind of thing
South/Central, Lakeview, Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Hart Mountain Hot springs: remote, amazingly quiet, excellent stargazing

Throw a dart and just go.
Thanks, Z. Couldn't have said it better!

Last summer I guided my brother and nephew on a nice little trip from the southwest corner of the state (Crescent City, Ca, actually) to the northeast corner. Lots of great roads and sights along the way. A rather lame ride report can be viewed here.

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