Take Sun Screen
Go out the gorge on the historic highway, especially the eastern leg from Hood River (through the Mosier twin tunnels) to The Dalles, then turn south. There is a leg of the historic hwy that parallels Hwy 97 for a while. At Shaniko go east through Clarno, Antelope and Fossil. This is big, open and isolated country - high desert and beautiful. From Service Creek you can go to Michell on Hwy 26, or the preferred alt, go past Spray and along the John Day River to Dayville. Then take 26 back to Bend, but take Hwy 20 to Detroit, and from Detroit take the back way to Estacada past Ripplebrook. From Estacada back to Portland.
Last edited by flying_dutchman; 06-07-2008 at 06:35 AM.