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|Le Grand Tour of the USA|
|Author: jean (Show all albums)|
my wife and me have decided to take a big break and discover this big country with our sidecar .
The rig is : 2011 HD Road King with a 1971 Watsonian Palma sidecar .
our trip started on June 10 , 2012 and we plan to end it by August 20th , 2012 .
The most splendid "room " of the caves !
A VERY impressive visit of the Caves !!! Where we were told not only about the formation of it but also its discovery by a hunter and his dog chasing a bear in the last quarter of the 19th century .
At 4.45PM , we were starting the 1 1/2 hour visit of the Oregon Caves with a National Park ranger after parking the rig next to the Chateau , the Historic hotel located in the National Park .
Despite a cloudy weather , we have been overcome by the beauty of this natural wonder ! We left the site around 11.30 AM and took the Route 62 , then Route 199 leading us to the next National Park : the Oregon Caves located at the end of route 46 .
On our way to the Watchman's overlook , we made a few stop along the winding road to get nice views of the Lake .
On our way , we stopped for breakfast at the Annie Creek Restaurant at Mazama Village prior to stop by the Visitor's Center around 9.45 AM . Thanks to a well documented movie projected in that center , we learned all about the Crater Lake ( formation , Indian life and legend , Preservation ) .
Friday June 29th , we left Jo's Motel around 7.30AM under a light rain heading to the Crater Lake National Park .
The day odometer marked 385 miles ! our longest trip since day one . But we spent the night in a sober although confortable cabin , located so close to the next National Park to go to : The Crater Lake .
The Summer lake B&B had no more vacancy so we made it to Fort Klamath where the Jo's Motel had a cabin available .
the sense of loneliness was at some point a little bit uncomfortable and we felt better to leave the place for Summer Lake where we planned to stay for the night .
Finally , we spotted this place at Wagontire . Place that was indeed abandoned but with few nice trees and a bench .
No one in front ...No one behind !And ... no trees too as to stop and picnic .