Today is day 12 of the trip titled August 2015, Eureka, Oregon and Butt Lake.
I drove 96 miles today, for a total of 956 miles so far.
Adventurous spirit and 2 bumpy miles of gravel pays off! All to myself on this warm Friday night. Beautiful spacious canyon and a fast flowing river. Reminds me very much of the river and canyon outside Yakima WA. Similar climate and similar geology (400' thick basalt lava flows as far as the eye can see).
We are on the Deschutes River - a Wild and Scenic River at this point, right across the river from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
Story for today: Leaving the Coast.