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Historic Columbia River Highway

Way back in the opening decades of the 20th Century, an amazing road was designed by the Oregon State Highway Department and highway engineer Samuel C. Lancaster. An fantastic routing full of viewpoints, waterfalls, tunnels, and curves of all shapes and sizes. It was described by John Arthur Elliot: The ideals sought were not the …

Idaho Route 8

I must say that I’ve kind of fallen in love with the sweeper roads of North Central Idaho. The roads gently weave in between the rolling hills of trees and fields, with an occasional village with a gas station and market, with hardly any other vehicular traffic out on the road. This particular road is …

Idaho State Route 5

If one were forced to describe Idaho roadways with but one word, there’s no better choice than ‘Solitude’. Having ridden down and around the “interesting” side of Lake Coeur d’Alene, I needed to get back over to the highway to find my way down to the Lewiston and then Rattlesnake Grades. Idaho Route 5 provided …

Wamic Market Road / Mt Hood FS Road 48

The countryside around Mt. Hood is one of the most blessed area in all of the Pacific Northwest. I’m not certain even camping and riding the entire area for a solid week or two would exhaust all of the riding opportunities presenting in that particular corner of Oregon. The roads aren’t the most curvy on …