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Old 09-05-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Eastern Columbia Gorge Mini Tour

Roger stopped by on his way home from Alaska. He kindly agreed to help me check the route for the Adventure Sidecar September 17~19, 2010 Eastern Columbia Gorge Mini Tour I laid out about 130 mile round trip and it took us 7 hours, including stops. Here are a few photos:





















Countless Corners from Adventure Sidecar on Vimeo.





We stopped at Fairbanks to wire tamales to the headers





Fairbanks was a waypoint on the Oregon Trail. All that remains of Fairbanks is an abandoned pioneer schoolhouse and this monument





We headed up Moody Road for a picnic on the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River high above the Native American village of Celilo









We dropped back down off Moody road and continued our meander through the farmlands and ghost towns of Wasco County









Mt.Hood towered above the rolling wheatfields





Mt.Adams poking up behind a derelict one room school house





Mt.Hood from the schoolhouse coat room







Shades of the dustbowl: That brown smudge I am riding into is the 35mph winds lifting the topsoil off a freshly plowed wheat field







Place names and ghost towns of the Old West










We rolled into Rice, once a thriving community, now a few decaying wood grain silos and a pioneer cementary





I would have missed this old grave yard if Roger hadn't spotted it on the other side of a pasture behind the grain silo





The Rice family plot












A calvary officers grave









As the sun dropped in the West, we climbed over the ridge and headed home







We'd left just after noon and got home just before sunset. It was a great ride! The tour will be every bit as good!



September 17~19, 2010 Eastern Columbia Gorge Mini Tour
Offered through Hood River Community Education
Fee $550
Sidecars, lodging and meals are not included.
Bring your own sidecar or rent one of ours.
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