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Grandpa Lost His Mind
A Journal - Crossing America by Bicycle

May 4, 2007      Miles 0      Total miles 374


I didn't ride on this day. I left John Day around 10:30 AM and as I was a climbing a hill out of town, a man in a truck coming towards me stopped me and asked where I was going. I told him I was going east as far as I can and he told me I wouldn't make it over Dixie Pass because of the sleet, snow, and hail. I thanked him and went back to the hotel for a day of rest.
Rather than post nothing today, I would like to take this chance to post some pictures my son, Matt, took on his way back to Oklahoma. He went back a different route than the one we took when he brought me to Oregon. These are pictures Matt sent me and I think they are beautiful.
This one is in Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. It is the deepest lake in the US and one of the cleanest in the world. It's just under 2,000 feet deep!

This picture is snow accumulation at Crater Lake! Over 8 feet! The ranger told him it was a light year.

This picture was taken in Nevada. There are hundreds of miles of this! The road he was on is called the loneliest road in America.

These next pictures were taken at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

Hopefully, weather permitting, I will be back on the road tomorrow.