Thursday, September 5, 2013

Portland to SF by Harley

 Our first stop after leaving Portland ,Oregon was the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby. Made a total of 35 miles before we stopped! The dahlias were in bloom and we missed the show by a week.
Above is a shot of the scenery around Sisters , Oregon

 Next stop was Crater Lake National Park. Unfortunately the weather went sideways while at the rim. It rained and hailed for hours. Not a good thing on a motorcycle.
 Shot from the south rim.
 We cut across Oregon from the lake over to the coast so we could see the coastal redwoods just south of Eureka, CA. Again , this grove was sav d by three doctors who while on a fishing trip in the area were horrified by the callous destruction of the area by the timber companies and the efforts to build Highway 101. In 1927 they established a fund to save the redwoods as the greedy corporations were trying to log the coast from Eureka to Pt. Sur. Some of the tress in this grove are 2000 years old. At the time school children were donating pennies to save the trees.
 One fellow who wanted to save the trees built this truck out of a log and drove it around the country to call awareness to the giants being destroyed on the coast.
 Another view of the truck.
 Windfall with Queenie.
 We drove through many protected areas like the above.
 South of the Noyo River Highway 1 is a great motorcycle ride.

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