Saturday, August 20th, Jason Mohlman (JMAX), Quin Farmer (QFarmer), Ken Whetstone (Tombstone), and myself started our West Coast Trip. Our destination was Crescent City, CA, but we had decided to take quite the detour to get there-through Washington.
Leaving SLC, we took the most direct route to Pendleton, OR. If it wasn't for the 3 slight bends in the road, I think I could have set a cruise control and taken a nap. We blasted along I-15 and I-84, seldomly being passed by anyone and, in the early evening, we arrived at our destination, Pendleton.
We unloaded our bikes and then walked into town looking for a place to eat. After walking around and looking at all the mom and pop restaurants, we settled on Denny's.
After dinner we promptly returned to our motel and went to sleep in preparation for the next day.
We left Pendleton at 8:00 A.M. and continued up I-84. After just a short time, we started riding next to the Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River is the borderline between Oregon and Washington. Its massive size and the cool, breezy air are welcoming after hours in the desert. We crossed the river near White Salmon and then continued on the river's northern shore until Carson, where we headed north on Wind River Road to ride around Mount Saint Helens.