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Old 03-10-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Stonehenge to Oklahoma - Our Gorge Ride

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.




Through Maryhill.






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.









Glenwood







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.

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Old 03-10-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Love the log flume! So cool!
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Log Flume History:
http://columbiariverimages.com/Regio...log_flume.html

Bingen School Inn:
http://www.bingenschool.com/rates.htm#Private
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:55 PM   #4
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I took the 'shortcut' thru Appleton to Klickitat and Goldendale the last time I went across to Portland. That is a fun road. I remember a sign said Old hwy 8 or 7 or 4.

I will look for the flume next time.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:06 AM   #5
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:40 AM   #6
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Yet another cool Steep & Rocky ride! You guys rock.

I think I read somewhere that the old building outside Klickitat was a bottling plant of some sort...
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
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Not whinning, just saying....Believe it or not, to me (and maybe for others not in your neck of the woods), like many other ride reports, it's frustrating to read Stonehenge/Mt Hood/Oklahoma/town names listed without states, etc.....

Yes...yes....eventually one figures something isn't right.....just saying.....
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:59 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by RicH2
Not whinning, just saying....Believe it or not, to me (and maybe for others not in your neck of the woods), like many other ride reports, it's frustrating to read Stonehenge/Mt Hood/Oklahoma/town names listed without states, etc.....

Yes...yes....eventually one figures something isn't right.....just saying.....
Would you have read any of it if it the title Was Maryhill, WA to Pendleton OR? intriguing titles are just good journalism.

Great local RR. I've been through BZ corner a few times and never new there were falls there.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #9
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Would you have read any of it if it the title Was Maryhill, WA to Pendleton OR? intriguing titles are just good journalism.

Great local RR. I've been through BZ corner a few times and never new there were falls there.
Actually the falls are located just after the bridge as your leaving Husum headed to BZ corner. There were Kayakers pulling out just above the falls while we were there. Some of them had kayaked over the falls but claimed they were "Chewed up and spit out". Sorry about the confusion.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:29 PM   #10
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Not whinning, just saying....Believe it or not, to me (and maybe for others not in your neck of the woods), like many other ride reports, it's frustrating to read Stonehenge/Mt Hood/Oklahoma/town names listed without states, etc.....

Yes...yes....eventually one figures something isn't right.....just saying.....
The ride report was posted in the region where those places "Stonehenge/Mt Hood/Oklahoma/" are located. I really don't understand your concern. The ride report was not in the ADVrider report section. Seriously states and countries shouldn't require identification in a regional RR.

Nice to see someone from your state enjoying our area ride reports. If you're ever out this way we would share tracks, or we'd love to show you around the great PNW.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:28 AM   #11
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The ride report was posted in the region where those places "Stonehenge/Mt Hood/Oklahoma/" are located. I really don't understand your concern. The ride report was not in the ADVrider report section. Seriously states and countries shouldn't require identification in a regional RR.

Nice to see someone from your state enjoying our area ride reports. If you're ever out this way we would share tracks, or we'd love to show you around the great PNW.
Thanks.... I lived in Seattle several years and have friends in Portland. I love the area. I run across a lot of RR with town or geographic names given without state names, as if everyone who'll read the report lives in the area. No big deal. Just me. It was funny that I had to review the report here to understand how the guy got from Mt Hood to the state of Oklahoma so fast.

If a fella like me in Alabama wants to ride a bike in oregon (for example) next time i visit my friends in Portland, this is the best place in the world to get first hand info.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:53 AM   #12
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Thanks.... I lived in Seattle several years and have friends in Portland. I love the area. I run across a lot of RR with town or geographic names given without state names, as if everyone who'll read the report lives in the area. No big deal. Just me. It was funny that I had to review the report here to understand how the guy got from Mt Hood to the state of Oklahoma so fast.
If I had started the RR I would have titled It. "What in the Sam Hill"? Biggs to Oklahoma in a day!

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If a fella like me in Alabama wants to ride a bike in oregon (for example) next time i visit my friends in Portland, this is the best place in the world to get first hand info.
Are you interested in our tracks?
If you are PM us with your email addy we love to share.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:20 AM   #13
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Inquiring minds want to know!

What in the Sam Hill?!

Jill Livingston Everyone's Asking!

What is the origin of this familiar "Sam Hill" question?


As far as the officials at Maryhill know, the phrase predates "our" Sam Hill and refers to a farmer from one of the New England states who ran for public office--but no one knew who he was or from where he came!



You can read Livingston's entire article here:

http://www.livinggoldpress.com/samhill.htm#answer


More Theories: for you to ponder:
http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/31854
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #14
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Another great report, I wish we could have some kind of pre-subscription so to not miss any.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:52 PM   #15
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Nice ride report.. It brings back memories of fighting forest fire early 90's and getting caught in the Klickitat Canyon area trapped by the fire. Will never forget watching the planes dropping retardant over our heads. I have always wanted to go back so that area. Thanks for the pictures and drawing on the chalkboard!

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