I left home in Central Oregon on Mon 31 July 2017. The weather looked good and the last minute gotta-do list was scratched off, it was time to roll. After lots of time spent studying maps, working out routes and getting the bike ready, the day was finally here. I pointed the DR east and made it past Burns to a camp just short of Seneca on night one. Strawberry Mountains from Logan Valley, Oregon Tuesday 1 August, 9:00 departure. Nice morning ride up the Silvies River. Fueled at Seneca and headed east on NF 16 thru Logan Valley and Summit Prairie, past the North Fork Malheur and the Little Malheur River. This is familiar territory for me. We hunt, ride and explore all over this country. Fueled again in Unity, it was hot by mid day, and rode up Hwy 26 and 245. Turned north on Pine Creek and up Burnt River Rd for some good dirt road thru scenic country. Then it was paved Hwy 7 along the Powder River into Baker City, OR. Twisties on Hwy 7 west of Baker City. This burn goes on for miles. Visited overnight with old friends Dan and Vicki. Dan and I were hunting buds for years before he moved. Now he’s headed down to Texas, so no telling when I’ll see them again. A snap of the route from Bend to Hells Canyon, as I planned it. In some places my actual track departs from the map. .