Thanks to all you folks who responded to my plea last week, "Where to go in eastern Oregon." Here's a little trip report. A fantastic time was had by all....well, me, since I was alone. Loaded the bike, warmed it up, got on, plugged the helmet into the walkman, pushed the 'on' button and what a surprise. The radio station had just started playing AC/DC "Back in the Saddle Again!" Muy Bien! Got out of Boise Friday night in the middle of rush hour on Easter weekend. Argh. I84 to Caldwell 19 to Homedale 201 to Adrien Left on first road north of Adrien to Owyhee Reservoir Dam. Beautiful descent into watershed. After playing a bit it was getting close to dark so I camped at McCormick Campground. Unnecessary as the river downstream of the Dam had great campsites but I was already there and the green grass was pretty and cushy. Saturday I played at the reservoir and the dam for a bit and headed back up to Adrien. Took the northern road through Owyhee. Road isn't as fun as the southern route but another road = another view :). Great ham and cheese omlet's and conversation at the Mirage? across the street from the volunteer ambulance/fire station in Adrien. From Adrien I headed to Succor Creek Road, dropped the tires on the R to 20psi front and 23psi rear and headed down to Succor Creek State Park. Incredible views on the way to the park. Lots of really cool dirt paths which lead up long hillsides to the butte's. Great riding. Hiked up 1 of the butte's as far as I could. Called a buddy on the ham radio to tell my wife where I was going. Miles and miles in each direction on such a clear day. Wow. Succor creek road down to right turn to Leslie Gulch. Another incredible spot. Wow. I wanted to go upstream along the reservoir 3-4 miles to the hot spring but the lake is already too high as the road is under water upstream of the boat ramp. Lots of catfish were being caught! Ton's of them. The bass were biting but not nearly as well. Oh, saw a heard of wild horses out in the distance and one rattle snake coiled on a rock bathing in the sun. I've seen rattlers before but the horses were very cool. Note to self: next time don't forget the binoculars! Back to Succor creek road, right turn to hwy 95 north of Jordan Valley. North on 95 back to Homedale. Topped off tires at Les Schwab and rode up through Adrien, Owyhee, OW DAMN!!!!! Got stung by a bee on side of my neck just below my jaw. Shut it down in a farmers driveway. I'm dancin and prancin to get my helmet and suit off as the damn critter is still stinging me. Little bastard got me twice just below the helmet and above the aerostich collar. Yep, I'm alergic and discovered I had forgotten my extractor kit. So I pulled out the leatherman and scraped the skin with the knife, then dug out my tool kit and found my spare fuel line. I stuck one end in my mouth and the other end on the sting and started sucking. I must have been quite the spectacle to the passing cars! Swallowed a benadryl and got back on the road. Went up to Nyssa and hung out at a gas station for a bit in case I had a reaction to the stings. No? Heck with it, back on the bike to Ontario, Weiser. I love this countryside. Farmland is beautiful, hills are green (for awhile anyway). From Weiser I continued up 95 and went to Mann Creek Reservoir. Camped on Mann Creek about 8 miles upstream of the Reservoir. Great camping. The reservoir reminded me of Hawaii; steep hills around lake, everything is 'very' green. Woke up and did a brutal hike Sunday morning up the hills above my camp site. I got back on the bike around 10:30-11am and continued north to Midvale, Cambridge, Council, New Meadows, McCall and down to Donnelly to visit my wife and her friend who were spending the weekend at the family cabin. The three of us stopped at the new hot springs...well newly constructed...the hot spring's been there for a very long time. Gold Fork Hot Spring. Great spot $8.00 to get in. Perfect destination for a day ride up to Donnelly. Hwy 55 all the way home which was just dandy. End of story. This was a fabulous and much needed trip. 525 miles total. Perfect weather: 30's at night, 60-70 during the day. No mechanicals. Yeehaw. Got home and discovered I blew the seal on my right fork. Damn BMW bastards cant send a bike out with gaitors. Gotta pull the forks and get some new seals pounded. Gonna see if R100GS gaitors will fit. All in all, a perfect weekend. I highly recommend the whole ride...go to Leslie's Gulch and Succor Creek before it gets hot as I'd imagine that's a nasty spot in the summer.