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… Continue reading Historic Columbia River Highway

US Route 20 in the Oregon Coast Range (Newport to Philomath)

Road Update: As of 2018, The Oregon Department of Transportation has finally opened up the new bypass through the Eddyville area. US20 is now much safer, faster, and straighter. Sadly, this road report may need to be removed soon. I can’t easily recall how many times fellow riders have maligned the US Route highway here… Continue reading US Route 20 in the Oregon Coast Range (Newport to Philomath)

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… Continue reading Idaho State Route 5

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… Continue reading Wamic Market Road / Mt Hood FS Road 48