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Welcome! Our site has pictures of our favorite adventure travel trips. After George began editing the web site for the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse, he realized that a class on web site design would be very helpful. George began working on this site in the spring of 2010 when he took a class called Building a Web Page. The class project was to build a web site using HTML and a text editor. The bicycle trips before 2010 are from his class project. We enjoy updating this site to share pictures from recent trips.

McKenzie Pass by bike

Scenic byway sign

On May 30th, George joined hundreds of cyclists on the Ride for Two Rivers. Starting in Sisters, with an elevation of 3,200 ft., the ride reached the summit of McKenzie Pass, with an elevation of 5,325 ft., sixteen miles into the ride. From the lava fields at the top of McKenzie Pass, you have clear views of Mt. Washington to the north and Three Sisters to the south. Old-growth fir and ponderosa pine forests along the route add to the beauty. Late May, before the road is open to motor vehicles, is the best time to ride the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway. The narrow two lane road has many tight turns, but high speeds are possible shooting down long straight sections. George completed the full 62.5 miles round trip from Sisters to the snow gate near Belkamp Hot Springs climbing and descending McKenzie Pass twice.

Pictures from the rest stop at the top of the pass:

George at McKenzie Pass summit George by McKenzie Pass Summit Cyclists in front of Mt Washington Cyclists at rest stop George in front of Sisters Mountains George with Sisters Mountains in background

Spring trip to Big Sur, Redwoods, and the Oregon Coast

In late March, we began a twelve day camping trip staying mostly along the California and Oregon coast. We drove as far south as San Simeon, California. Driving through Big Sur on Highway One, both southbound and northbound, was one of the trip's highlights. This two lane road along the rugged Pacific coast is one of the most scenic drives that we have ever experienced. Another highlight was camping for three nights in the world's largest old-growth redwood forest about 200 miles north of San Francisco. During the last two nights, we stayed in the historic Sylvia Beach Hotel overlooking the ocean in Newport, Oregon. The hotel is named for Sylvia Beach who owned a bookstore in Paris during the 20's and 30's. Every room is named after an author and decorated accordingly.

The picture below is one of eight pictures from our trip. Press "Previous"or "Next" to change the picture.

Big Sur coastline
We drove the entire length of Big Sur, over 70 miles of hills and curves on the California coast. All of the campgrounds in Big Sur were full, but we got one of the last campsites at Hearst San Simeon State Park just south of Big Sur.

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