I'm planning a month long motorcycle trip through Oregon's back country. The goal is to avoid Freeways as much as possible and visit some of the best roads in the state. As a long time Oregon resident I've already been to the major tourist places like Multnomah Falls and Crater Lake.
Starting Destination is Portland.
1 - Cross the river and take highway 14 along the Washington side to where it meets I-82 just north of Umatilla.
2 - Cross the river again and take 730 to 37 to 334 and cross north of the Umatilla Reservation along 204 to Elgin.
3 - Go out to Enterprise and Joseph
4 - Head North to Troy Oregon to see the hometown of John Fogerty
5 - Keep heading north along 129 up to Clarkston Washington. That's supposedly a great motorcycle road.
6 - Cross the Snake river and use 95 through Idaho until I can connect with 71 back into Oregon.
7 - From there make my way to Baker and visit the dozen or so ghost towns in the area. Bourne, Sumpter, Granite, Whitney, etc.
And at this point I'm lost. Should I head south down into the Steens Mountains, or keep on until Bend and circle back into South Eastern Oregon? I'm thinking it might make sense to loop back to 95, go down into Nevada and cut across on 49 to California. Either way I want to head back up the Oregon Coast.