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  • Day19

    In and around Bend

    September 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    In the morning, we had a tough decision to take. As the weather forecast predicted snow for the weekend and we had planned to camp at about 2000m, we decided to rest in Bend for a few days and wait for a good weather window at the beginning of the week to continue our way South.

    It's actually not a bad area for some rest days, as it offers countless outdoor activities. So first of all we went hiking along Deschutes River with Jen, our host, and her dog Luke. We also got some nice views of the nearby volcanoes (Sisters, Broken Top, Mt Bachelor).
    In the afternoon, we explored Bend with its Breweries and parks.
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  • Day18

    Ride to Bend

    September 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Again we woke up and everything was wet due to the cold and humidity at night. However, the sky looked promising, so we started our trip towards Bend. The route led along stunning Volcanic landscape and - of course - across a pass again: Santiam Pass.
    In a little cute village called Sisters, we used our lunch break to dry our tent and cloths in the sun. Then we cycled as fast as we could along the highway to our destination for the day, where we got ourselves a treat in one of the many breweries of the city.
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  • Day23

    Tlalapauque to Klamath Falls, Sisters OR

    July 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After a sleep in we are up and at em with another fantastic meal this Time breakfast. Vicki and Bob served us a great beak fast that left us not needing to eat until late in the day. Bob and Vicki have done an amazing job since we saw them last, in 2014 they were camped in a caravan/trailer with a cook house for food preparation and cooking. Four years later the home that they have built with all of the ditch digging for services and the fire mitigation work is absolutely astounding. We all congratulate them and are in awe of their efforts. The time had come to get on the road and as I do I found it very emotional but leave we must and so it was that we hit the road.

    Our first stop was bend to visit Bend or Wildhorse HD for some tips they gave us last trip, whilst there we met another Aussie guy there who has called Bend home. We think he was pretty happy to have a chat in his lingo. From Bend we carried onto Crater Lake National Park, we missed this last time and all we have heard is of how fantastic it is Well the guys were right. After miles of travel we caught our first glimpse of this natural wonder. With a depth of 592 metres and visibility of 142 metres the water is the most brilliant blue. No photo truly captures what the eye does but it was unbelievable. We spent several hours there including lunch and a couple of items from the gift shop.

    It was getting late in the day but we kept finding new things to stop at, including Fort Klamath that was a military outpost that provided a resting place for pioneering settlers in the 1800s. It contained yet another great small museum and a great guide.

    Finally we made Klamath Falls (by the way there are no falls at Klamath Falls) and rooms at the Super 8 Motel. We stumbled upon the Klamath Basin Brewing Company where a great little blues quartet was playing in a beer garden. We enjoyed a great meal along with a cold beer or two.

    The big
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  • Day6

    Volcanic Wonders

    June 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We quickly learned that there was a lot to do in this area as we were in the middle of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a 55,000 acre National park. Our first stop today was a 2.5 km drive up a narrow, winding road to the top of Lava Butte, a 7000 year old cinder cone (which I learned was created by fragments of lava thrown out during eruptions). Linda and I walked the .5 km rim trail with panoramic views and it was HOT....sunny and 32!

    To cool off, our next stop was the Lava River Cave where the temperature dropped to 5 celsius inside the cave. There is no artificial lighting in the cave so we had to rent large flashlights for $5 each to walk through the 1.6 km lava tube that was formed during Newberry Volcano’s eruption. The lava tube is about 58 feet x 50 feet at it’s largest point but deeper in the cave it drops to about 5 feet x 4 feet.. We had to walk down 126 steps at the entrance and climb over a jumble of volcanic rocks. The 2 wimpy sisters turned back at about the half-way point but I carried on to the end which had the most interesting features. It was a fascinating experience and far superior to the lava tube on the Big Island in Hawaii. We had our picnic lunch near the Visitor Centre where NASA astronauts trained to walk on the moon in the 1960’s. We’ve learned a lot today about volcanoes.
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  • Jul24

    Bend OR day 2

    July 24, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We started the day as usual- all of us smushed together in the bed reading our book😇 Today is day 2 in Bend Oregon and the highlight of today was tubing in the Duchess river!!☀️🌊 the water was cold, but it totally worth it because there was a rafting part were we went super fast!Read more

  • Day38

    The end

    September 30, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    After 9000 miles (14,500 km) and 35 days our trip has come to an end. The Aussies flag on our bikes has lost a few stars.
    It's been a great once in a life time trip and we didn't manage to kill each other even though we had easy access to guns haha.
    The Yamaha FJR 1300 bikes were great for the trip and performed great on all the windy roads we travelled.
    Added a last photo of us in civies
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  • Day12

    Smith Rock State Park

    September 29, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    Hiked Smith Rock State Park with Gail Wilson. John and I did the Misery Trail and the Mesa Verde trails. It creates a loop that goes along the Crooked River and then up over the peak. Took about 3 hours. Great views from the top and we saw several rock climbers that was very cool. Must do with Kristi.
    Note: Someone said that Newberry Crater/Volcano was worth seeing which is near Bend
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  • Jul23

    Tumallo falls

    July 23, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Today we hiked along side of the freezing but gorgeous rivers of Tumallo waterfalls🌊 we spent some time dipping our feet in the water, but as well as hiking in the beautiful forest around

  • Day19

    hiking paradise Deschutes River

    November 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    19th november 2019

    Today there‘s no alternative!
    When your front yard offers such an amazing hiking experience there is no doubt:
    socks‘n shoes on - out in the wilderness!

    We had an impressive day at Seventh Mountain, walking for hours in a lava formed nature.
    Isn‘t the ‚Deschutes River‘ a beauty?!

    Within the boundaries of the Deschutes National Forest is the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, containing cinder cones, lava flows, and lava tubes.
    The Deschutes National Forest as a whole contains in excess of 250 known caves.

    The dinner plans for Bend where canceled because of a satisfied tiredness.
    A glass of wine (or two?) and days end came quick...
    🌜good night🌛
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  • Day18

    Bend - without an IPhone??

    November 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    18th november 2019

    today we leave early.
    It’s approximately 170 miles to our next stop, the small town of Bend, Oregon.
    A place that has always been on our bucket list.

    We checked in at noon in the "Crown Villa RV Park" and noticed at the entrance that it is a rather luxurious camping space.
    The boothes here are spacious, have their own small garage for the stuff you have with you and are surrounded by rustling trees.

    We were lucky and catched the last place in a wide open range all the way down the alley.
    From here a small footpath leaded directly into a hiking area, which joins the RV Park. Perfect!
    So, quickly water, electricity and gas hooked up, the outside table prepared for the evening and quickly jumped into our hiking boots. The dog finally wanted to romp ....

    We were on track for about 3 minutes when I missed a step, slided down a dirty rock and landed on my ass.
    All in all not a big deal - but... yepp, I felt it.
    In my pants back pocket there was this little expensive Apple device. Fxxck!!!
    The apple transformed into a banana in seconds!
    A total write-off 😫😭 [yes, there is a picture at bottom ⬇️ ]

    But anyway, we followed the path downhills and found a great open landscape to stray around.

    On early afternoon the sky sent some message and it looked that the rainy weather could stop soon.
    Good requirement for exploring Bend and its dwellers tomorrow.
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