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Old 03-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #202
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March 4th, cont'd; Sherrars Falls and Bridge

Sherrars Falls and bridge has been covered before, It's an easy search with lots of info and history.
So I'll just show y'all some pics...

Next section to ride is Sherrars Falls to Macks Canyon, on the 17 mile gravel road next to the Deschutes River.

This is a great ride, next to a beautiful river, even if the gravel is just a bit deep. My gut tells me to stay below 60 on this loose stuff.

The train disappears into the hill after this bridge across the river, you only get a small glimpse of the tunnel

Then it pops out on the other side...

The end of this road is Mack's Canyon Recreation Area.
You can see where the "losing side" train grade continues on here, but the road ends at this campground / boatlaunch

Back the way I came in, 17 miles. There is no other route.
Back at Sherrars Falls, it's a 9 mile one-lane paved ride to Maupin.

In Maupin, there is the Stonebridge Restaurant and Bar.
Owned by Mark and Vicky, also Orange lovers, they BOTH have Orange 950S KTMs.

Classic question comees from this old guy, sitting on the porch, smoking....
"A bit chilly out there tonight?"
"Nope. Just Fun and Sweet Adventure"

Dinner time, and good conversation.
KILLER Enchiladas and Pendleton's Whiskey.
Do I have to go home?????

Thanks for watching...
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
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