|Email from Oregon
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 13:12:49
Subject: greetings from Oregon!
I've just finished the last
leg of my cycle trip, starting 10 days ago in
Seattle, from where I went to Mt. Rainier (it
was too cloudy, couldn't see anything). Then
I headed west to the Oregon coast. The
coastal route was well marked, scenic but
often a lot of traffic and always up and down...
It had nice campgrounds though, with hot
showers and hiker/biker sites. There I met
lots of other cyclists, many from Germany.
Also many of them cycled down from Alaska,
heading to San Francisco!
Pacific coast, Oregon
After four days I decided to cycle inland,
following a more easy and quiet route along
the Umpqua river north of Roseburg, then
climbing more and more following Highway 136
to Diamond Lake and finally reached Crater
Lake more than 7,000 feet above sealevel!
Crater Lake, Oregon
Unfortunately the campground was down the rim
(on the wrong side) so after sunset I pitched
my tent near a picnic area close to the
visitor center. Too close, a park ranger
caught me, but luckily didn't sent me away...
Yesterday and today it was a big descent back
to the west. I am now in Eugene, typing this
E-mail from the university library.
Tomorrow I'll catch the Green Tortoise bus
back to Seattle, where I'll spend some days,
before returning to Vancouver.
View from the plane between Vancouver-Calgary