Summer Lake OR to Crescent Lake OR – 167 miles
After a good nights sleep, we headed back over to the bath house for another soak. Tom's foot was starting to heal, but wouldn't hurt to get more time in the hot sulfur water. The pool had been emptied early morning, and was in process of refilling, was 1/2 full when got in.
Went back to trailer and cooked up oatmeal and coffee, then packed up in the warm morning sun. For the first time of the trip replaced my filter skin. It was time.
Looks to be another epic fall weather day.
Started climbing back up into the Fremont NF on NF-3313, view looking north at the dry lake bed of Summer Lake. We connected with FS 28 and 29 and headed north towards the small town of Silver Lake.
what a treat, gorgeous mostly paved FS road, looking north towards Sycan Butte
Stopped for a quick morning bite in Silver Lake. Lots of TAT riders will recognize this hotel. Spoke with the owner, who also owns the store, and she's more than ready to retire. Similar story to Fields store saga. Hopefully the future owner(s) will be bike friendly and keep the store and hotel open. The Tee-pee lady has good food. Filled bikes with 92 octane.
Tom and I ran our bikes over the truck scale - 600lbs (includes rider, need to go on a diet)
From Silver Lake, we headed back south to intersect with the OBDR route 2. We turned west onto NF-3021, after a few miles ran into this mess...used forest workarounds.
We exception of the blow down (or tree snow load), nice and easy forest service roads. Actually got a little sleepy running these easy roads. So stopped after a couple hours at this camp area for a quick 20 minute cat nap. Nice to see big trees again after the previous sections.
lots of this...
until reaching Crescent Lake. Decided to make this a short day, since home would be easily reached the next day.
off season with kids back in school and so didn't find any souls around this little lake resort. Felt kind of like a ghost town so we decided to rent this plush cabin by the lake. No big hurry to get home. Is that a dirk bike tire track in front the cabin?
Stuffed our faces with a resort pizza then hit the hay....
Next up day 11 - Crescent Lake to home via OBDR route 3