September’s challenge: Bakeoven Road

I’m pleased with how this month’s challenge is going so far.  Lots of participation, lots of creative contributions.  Keep it up!

Here are my entries for now, but I’m sure more will follow.  The featured image is from our ride up Bakeoven Road to Shaniko through the high desert.  A great ride, through a beautiful wide open landscape.

And then, there is this shot from the State Historical Columbia Gorge Highway Trail.  Not the most imaginative, since others have already shown us their roadway railings; but I like these old railings from when the highway was built in the 1930’s.




This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

2 response to "September’s challenge: Bakeoven Road"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 9, 2019

    “Bakeoven was named for a clay and stone oven built in 1862 to make bread to sell to miners traveling along a trail from The Dalles to gold mines near Canyon City.”

    Interesting name — had to look that one up! Nice ride!

    • By: Scooter Posted: September 9, 2019

      I like the name too, Rich. You’re right about the origins. There is a ghost community of Bakeoven along this road, but there’s nothing out there now.

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