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by Dennis Cramer on Oct, 3 2018

Several of us participated this July in a 1 week tour in the wilds of Eastern Oregon.  The tour went through many small communities and sparsely settled areas.  John Day, Baker City, Sumpter, Granite and Mt Vernon are just a few of the towns we went through.  In all, we covered about 480 miles and climbed about 28000′.  The scenery was outstanding and the roads we traveled we for the most part very lightly traveled which made for a very enjoyable trip.  By the 3rd day of riding, we had gained the moniker of the Medford Mafia.  This was due to our riding and constantly overtaking and passing others along the route. 

Here we are at the highest climb we had at Anthony Lake, which was up to an elevation of about 7500′.  We had a little over 6000′ of climbing on our way to Baker City where we spent the night.

Another stop along the way was at Unity Reservoir.  A boating and fishing area in an area that was very arid.  The trip was well organized and I am always looking forward to the next tour but alas it will now have to be next year.

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