Father and son riding from John Day Fossil Beds National Monument to Bull Prairie Lake

We rolled out of the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center and rode north on the John Day Highway, passing Historic Cant Ranch and the National Monument headquarters-

Highway 19 is a fantastic road that passes through some amazing country-

The colors are amazing, though my on-the-fly pics with the old point and shoot don’t really do them justice-


I believe you can raft down the John Day River in the spring when the water level is higher-

More trees the further north we go-


We hang a right and ride north on the twisty 207, aka Heppner-Spray Highway, that climbs up into the mountains-

We have the roads pretty much to ourselves!

It was very hot back in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument but the temperature dropped as we rode up into the mountains-

A fantastic ride on a roller coaster of a road! Paved all the way to the campground. Welcome to Bull Prairie Lake!

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