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Old 12-07-2009, 12:24 AM   #31
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GREAT REPORT! LOVE THAT COUNTRY UP THERE AND HOPE TO GET BACK SOME DAY. YOUR PICS BROUGHT BACK MANY FOND MEMORIES.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:22 PM   #32
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Thanks for the great pics and story. They are much appreciated.

I remember that Red Wolf bridge being called "The Someday Bridge".
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #33
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That road

I saw that road under that bridge when I crossed it in Aug. I'd have liked to check it out too but one of our group was on a street bike. Maybe someone on here has ridden it.

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:08 PM   #34
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The Union Hotel

Hey, that's the Union Hotel. I've stayed there twice with my girlfriend on the way to her parents. The first time we couldn't make it over the pass in a snowstorm so turned around. The 2nd time we planned to stay. A great place that many famous people like Clark Gable & John Wayne have stayed at. They do a good dinner on Fri or Sat.
Check it out next time you're through there. Only about $60/night.

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Check the size of this hotel. Cafe and RV hookups. Gotta come back here.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:43 PM   #35
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Cool rides Dick! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #36
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Hey, that's the Union Hotel. I've stayed there twice with my girlfriend on the way to her parents. The first time we couldn't make it over the pass in a snowstorm so turned around. The 2nd time we planned to stay. A great place that many famous people like Clark Gable & John Wayne have stayed at. They do a good dinner on Fri or Sat.
Check it out next time you're through there. Only about $60/night.

I will have to stop and inspect it more closely. Such a big Hotel in a small town surprised me.



I read some history on this town, along the Oregon Trail. Apparently this area was rejected by the pioneers, early on. The Willamette Valley was the big draw in the Oregon Territory, but eventually settlements started in the Grande Ronde, Powder and Wallowa valleys in the 1860's.

Union became a transfer spot for wagon freighters. Supplies were changed from wagon to pack trains. Also, Union and La Grande traded the county seat several times, so it was a seat of government.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:03 PM   #37
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Cool rides Dick! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Jeff. It wasn't terribly exciting, but was very enjoyable from the seat.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:40 PM   #38
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Great pictures and only makes my feet itchier!
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #39
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Great report! I'll be riding some of your route this summer ,Bellevue, Wa. to West Fest. Looks like it's going to be beautifil and hard to hurry through.
And the second half of your ride looks great too. On the list.
I hope my cousin doesn't move house any time soon, I have my left coast roamer parked in her garage. It's the only way I can have a look,as I'm 2500+ miles away. Fly in ,ride a bit ,then back to the farm.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:50 AM   #40
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cows

Yeah, the first set look like Watusi. There is a ranch near Antelope, OR where you can shoot them for meat and horns. I have eaten some, tastes like beef. Not sure about the second set but the long hair and horns do resemble Yaks.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:39 PM   #41
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Great pictures - did you ever find your dayminder?

Gasquet = "gas-key" - there's a great spot to camp above Jedediah Smith - no crowds and you get a view of the morning fog instead of being fogged in (check out my Oregon trip report for pix).


Did you stop at the giant conestoga wagon above Prairie City on your way to/from John Day?

I like all your architectural photos and I like how you snap pix of post offices instead of city signs - I might start doing that, too!
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:42 PM   #42
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Yes, I found the dayminder. On my way out of town I had stopped at the insurance agent ot verify Proof of Insurance papers. I put the dayminder down to put on my helmet and left the papers in the office. Doh.

I saw the wagon, but kept riding.

My sister ran a small post office, so I got started collecting them a while back. I should do a coffee table book.

I also take pics of flowers, barns, old trucks, tractors, and road art. It's a wonder I get any mileage in at all.

I started a thread in DayRides called My Idaho. Mostly pics taken locally, within a 100 miles of Moscow, Idaho. This is a lovely part of the Northwest with a wide variety of roads and scenery.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #43
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This was the view from the stop by the giant Coney - on an afternoon with a lot of forest fire particulate (hence the dark clouds and pink sky)



It was so gorgeous up there!
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