CREST THE CASCADES | June 16 – Sisters
McKenzie Pass is of the most scenic areas in Oregon, but the road is only open three months of the year. The narrow, winding pass climbs up and over a moon-like terrain covered in lava rock with 360 degree striking mountain views. It’s the kind of ride that reminds you of your place in the world – that we are just one small part of an incredible natural wonder that is vast. And intriguing. And gorgeous.
The climb is challenging, and on-so-rewarding. There is a quiet out there you won’t find many other places; the slight whir of your tires on pavement, a bird in the distance, the wind gently moving through the trees. It’s you and your bike – slow and steady as you climb the manageable grade.