Oregon may have some very lovely scenery, but my path through it found none. This is what I saw most of the way. And to top that off. Oregon has 55 MPH speed limit, and seeing that I had already received a special driving award for this trip, I was inclined to keep from getting one the rest of my vacation.
|As I rode down 395 towards California, I came across what appeared to be an Alkali Lake. Lake Abert maybe?.
Anyway It had a weird haze hanging over it.
| As I rode past I saw no signs of life along the lake, which is what lead me to believe it was an Alkali Lake.
It was a strange piece of scenery, to me anyway, as I passed it.
|I made it to California.|
|I stopped at Eagle lake for a picture. There was a haze here too, but for a different reason. California was on fire.|
|Not long after I stopped for this picture I called a friend of mine who lives in Lodi. I made arrangements to meet him at his place and have dinner with him. Just two miles down the road from that I was detoured because of the fires. Instead of being able to take 36 down to interstate 5, I was routed along Hwy 89 and Lake Almanor down to Hwy 70. It was a nice ride, but added stress to me because I had set a time to meet in Lodi. When I finally got out of the canyon (again a very nice place to ride) it was 5 minutes from when I had told my friend I would be at his place and I was still almost 100 miles away. It all made for a long day 13 hours from the time I set off in the morning until I got to my friends house. I was still able to meet up with him and I had a story to tell to boot.|
700 miles for the day
|Nothing else interesting from here to Monterey (Salinas actually). So the story will pick up on my way home.|
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