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Hey, Blackdog!

Have you any rough idea of when you'll be in the Columbia River Gorge? Red and I can reach the Gorge from Ellensburg via Hwy 97, about a hundred miles....... easy-peasy......97 comes down into the Gorge, at Maryhill, a museum and architectural oddity that defies description! Then we can ride down the Gorge with you for awhile..... would help us to know when you're gonna be close!
 

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Well, this is just a personal preference --a factyou should bear in mind! -- I'd go up the Oregon side, taking in the historic Columbia River Gorge Highway and the scenic waterfalls. I'd then continue to and through the Dalles to Biggs Junction, where'd I cross the river and climb the gorge side to Maryhill. We could meet you at the entrance to the Maryhill Museum itself, or closer to the riverbank at Maryhill St. Park. If you had the time, I'd do a favorite loop of mine, Hwy 142, up the Klickitat River to Goldendale, and then back down to the Columbia (lovely set of twisties along 142....shhhhh......don't tell anybody!). We would then ride down the River with you on the Washington side, Highway 14, one of the greatest motorcycle delights in the world (shhhhh! ..... don't tell anybody!).

Red and I would probably head back before Vancouver; we're allergic to cities....... but, gee, a night in a tent with my smiling wife..... don't know if I could stand the hardship!

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Here's an interesting variant if you're so inclined....... say you come up the Columbia River Gorge and meet us as described..... but then, if you're tired of the river, I could take you inland to lovely Yakima, and then we could head for the mountains on Highway 12 over White Pass......you'd hit Hwy I-5 at Napavine, follow it north to Chehalis, and then travel Highway 6 (a good motorcycle road) to the coast at Raymond (Willipa Bay) where you'd latch on to 101....... don't mean to muddy the waters, just stir the pot! Highway 12 over White Pass is a lovely road, and features the best view of Mt . Rainier goin'............

Regardless, we'll kinda make plans to be somewhere near Maryhill, Biggs Junction on 7/28..... please call us to confirm! Looking forward to it!
 

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Whoops! Forgot the time! We'll plan on standing tall at Maryhill or Maryhill State Park about noonish, 7/28!

We're easy to spot......

Beauty and The Beast......

Honda ST1300...........

Fuzzy Seat!
 
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