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And on the third Oregon visit, I met some more friends who went to Crater Lake with me. This time it wasn't on fire so my photos came out a bit better. They treated me to homemade tacos and a place to stay for a few days. They also showed me a historic war monument before I headed east towards southern Idaho, in the closest I ever came to a heat stroke. Ha! Man, was it hot and there is no shade in Eastern Oregon.
My first Oregon border crossing was in 2016, and only a brief ride thru a corner of the state. So in 2017 I had the chance to actually see some of Oregon. I went to a few of the waterfalls on the Historic Columbia River Highway, met the company of my quilt at PCT Days Hiking Convention, rode up Mary's Peak with a few friends, played on the Agate Beach, and visited Crater Lake. Besides what I saw that Oregon exclusively has to offer, I was able to watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in totality in Salem, where I made a new friend, Clay. I fell in love with the state, to say the least, and I intend to go back and do more one day.