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!