Eastern Oregon, 7 Days (3-9 July); Total Mileage – 2,012.6 miles; Avg MPG – 63.9. I’m going to try to keep my notes brief, so if you would like more info on something let me know and hopefully I’ll get back to you. The things that amazed about the trip was how little traffic there was. Why didn’t I see more motorcyclists? And why aren’t some of these roads famous among motorcyclists – i.e. - 185 curves in less then 10 mile section. Day 1: Saturday, 3 July 2021 – Total Miles 439.8. Home to Bull Prarie Forest Lake CG (Hwy 207 north of Spray, OR), Left Home 0615 Stopped 1900. I left my home near Port Orchard, WA early thinking it being a holiday weekend traffic would be heavy but I was wrong. The entire day, traffic was very light to non-existent on the roads I took. Once I got to Shelton, WA I took back road thru McCleary > Oakville > Adna. From Adna I had to take “major” road (HWY 508) but even that had no traffic. These road were thru forested and open farm lands. At the town of Randle, WA I turned south on what I believe is FS30 – the road the traverses the back of Mt St Helen’s and goes to Windy Ridge. Windy Ridge is an overlook of Mt St Helens and the destruction the vulcano did ot the area. Great place to check out. This time instead of taking FS30 south, I took Cispus Road towards Trout Lake. It starts out paved and goes thru dark old growth (which was great as we were in record highs this week hitting over 100 degrees). The middle part of this road has about 12 mile gravel section before hitting asphalt again and connecting up to FS23 and the curves into Trout Lake. Just before the Trout Lake store (which is all of Trout Lake), I took Sunnnyside Rd towards Glenwood. This was a nice drive along farms with a nice climb and view. After Glenwood opens up a bit with some farms and great views of Mt Adams before going back into the Pines and followings a deep canyon (off to your left thru the trees) before it climbs up a narly pass that twists and turns the entire way up. Be careful, last year going up here and Porsche group was coming down and one moron was way over the line on a turn. This year, I had the entire climb all to myself. If your looking for camping, there are many spots after Glenwood to pull over and setup camp among the pines. After the bug climg you eventually open up to a valley all the way to Goldendale, WA. Goldendale is the “largest” town on this route. From Goldendale you have to take a majot highway (97) south to Oregon. It the only road there is. I have always been lucky and had little traffic here. A warning here, the wind is very extreme thru hear and will push you around. Its only 12 miles down the hill to the Columbia River (and still more wind). At the river you can visit the duplicate of Stonehedge Memorial. It overlooks the Columbia and is a nice place to settle your nerves after the winds. Also there is the Maryhill State Park which is very nice. Crossing the river you enter Briggs, OR. It’s a has eating places and is a fueling spot before heading into Oregon. From Briggs I took Hwy 206 to Wasco and onto Condon. It climbs uphill thru canyon from Briggs to Wasco, then your in open wheat fields and wind farms to Condon. It’s windy thru here but nothing bad. Wasco was 101 degrees when I drove thru. I took about an hour and half out & back ride east on a gravel road thru a wind farm to see the Oregon trail. Some maps have this gravel road as a thru road – it’s not! It dead ends at a river. In Condon main street (one block) was shutdown for a town 4 of July party. I always try to eat here in Condon at the burger joint at the end of town. From Condon I took a new route this year staying on Hwy 206 to Hardman, OR. I can see why its called Hardman and it looks like its had a hard time. Hard has no services. Condon does have petrol station. Halfway between Hard and Spray you climb a mountain pass. There are a couple of campgrounds up there. The one on the east side of the road is very nice. It’s about a mile off the road and sits next to a small lake. It was pretty full, but spots are private. It has running water and clean bathrooms.