Swift Reservoir to Randle

The main event today was to ride over Elk Pass on FR 25, to go once more over the Cascade range to the drier east side. We were looking forward to some dry weather. The only problem was FR 25 was closed.

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Viento State Park to Swift Reservoir

Today we crossed the Bridge of the Gods into the great state of Washington. We then climbed forever to Old Man Pass and descended to our campsite near Swift Reservoir in the middle of nowhere.

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Parkdale to Viento State Park

We hesitated to leave the lap of luxury at the Parkdale Inn. Talking off my robe for the last time was heartbreaking. Plus it was raining. Even the most hardened cycle tourist wouldn’t want to leave.

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Clackamas Lake to Parkdale

We started where we left off yesterday, on the quiet FR 42. But after eight miles we were back on the highway, a return to the din of automobile traffic.

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Detroit to Clackamas Lake Campground

Today we finally escaped the tyranny of the highway and it was glorious. For 50 miles it was just us, the forest, and a little paved road that led us to our campground south of Mt. Hood.

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Sisters to Detroit

After four days of big city life it was time to head into the wild again. Not only were we getting wild, it was time to get wet too. That’s right wild and wet, for we were crossing the Cascade range.

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