Katy and I needed a weekend get-a-way so Friday afternoon we hopped on the wees and burned up the slab to Biggs where we spent the night. Didn't take any pictures on the way down as we were trying to beat nightfall.
The view from our room the next morning.
Cross the river.
Take the old highway up to Stonehenge.
You can see Mt. Hood in the distance. Will see a lot more of it today.
Katy spots this "road" we have to check out. It leads us here.
Link for Sam Hill history: http://pavementinteractive.org/index.php?title=Sam_Hill
Who says wees can't do singletrack. Katy riding back out to the old Highway.
Back on the highway heading west. Good view of Mt. Hood
Ride through the town of Lyle.
Stop in Bingen/White Salmon to look for the house Katy's father once lived in as a child. Found it.
Nearby Broughton Mill site.
One other thing we wanted to see on this trip was the old log flume that was used to transport logs to this old sawmill. Katys great uncle was once a flume tender and kept the logs moving down the flume. You are suppose to be able to see the flume near the "Tunnels."
Approaching Tunnel #3.
You can barely see part of the old flume near Tunnel #3.
Katys trademark; A deer picture.
Look for a hot springs on this road. Never find the hot springs, but the road was fun.
One of many bikers we pass. The weather was great and the bikers were out.
Pass through the town of Mill A.
Then through the much larger town of Willard.
Stop for a little break at Oklahoma.
We then plan to try to make it to Trout Lake.
7 miles later and with a lot of climbing in elevation to do, we decide it may be time to turn around. Street tires suck in snow.
On the way back towards the river, I see a road on the GPS that looks like it might take us close to the log flume. It did.
Some instructions written on the wall of one of the old shacks on what to do in the case of a log jam.
Back along the river.
We then head towards Gleenwood.
Sign near Husum.
Water Fall in BZ Corner.
Bikes passing through BZ Corner while we were at the falls.
The road from BZ Corner to Glenwood is a very fun and winding road. Also offers lots of views of Mt. Adams.
From Glenwood, we head towards Goldendale. That road is also a very fun to ride and winding road.
A few miles from Glenwood, there is a viewpoint off the highway that offers a great view of the Klickitat river valley and Mt. Adams.
Back on the highway, one of many bikes we passed on this road.
Was having so much fun in the winding sections I really didn't want to stop for many pictures, but this one shows a little of the road.
Once we reach highway 142, instead of going on the Goldendale, we turn back towards Lyle. This section of highway is also very winding and fun to ride. Saw this building along the highway. No idea what it was.
Warm Springs near the mystery building.
Saw lots of these cement pillars along the highway. Note the tree growing around the board behind this cement pillar.
Reach the town of Klickitat
Old mill near Klickitat. It is not possible to get very near this old mill.
leaving Klickitat, we see a fun looking highway marked as going to Appleton. We take it. It was a fun road.
Looking back towards Klickitat.
The pavement ends a mile or two before we get to Appleton. No problem, we are on the wees.
The road we took out of Appleton was also dirt for the first few miles.
We then hit pavement all the way back to the Columbia River.
We rent a room in the old Bingen School.
The rooms even come with a blackboard so you can leave your mark.
End of part 1. Stay tuned for part 2.