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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! 

Tunnel with bicycle warning lights Pacific coast, Oregon Haystack Rock at Cannon beach, Oregon Cyclists along the Pacific coast highway, Oregon Pacific coast, Oregon

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 Crater Lake, Oregon Crater Lake, Oregon Crater Lake, Oregon

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. 

Canadian Rockies Calgary

View from the plane between Vancouver-Calgary

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