DAY 4, July 12, 2012: Dunstan Homestead Preserve to Long Creek
Following the Middle Fork of the John Day downstream, I had accepted the invitation to put a few of my panniers in the sag wagon in anticipation of one of the tour's most significant climbs.
Middle Fork of the John Day River
Out of the river valley and up on the high plain
Hoping for ice cream in Long Creek
Arriving in Long Creek, cyclists crowd into a patch of shade outside the motel, waiting for room assignments
Certified Bike Friendly downtown Long Creek
.....where they sell fantastic home made ice cream in multiple flavors at the General Store/Cafe
Small town hospitality -
Hungry cyclists -
As part of the group, we were also welcome to pitch our tent behind the Long Creek Lodge.