Cross Country Recumbent
Tuesday July 15, 2003. Sisters OR to Bend OR
Today was primarily R+R. The early part of the day was spent
wandering around Sisters OR. In the afternoon we went to the
headwaters of the Metolius river. The Metolius sprouts fully
formed from a ground spring. The water source is probably
somewhere in the Cascades, and the volume of the force of the spring
depends on the weight of the snowpack. This year it was pretty
slow, but still beautiful. In the picture below you see the
Metolius only a few dozen feet from its source. Mt. Jeferson is
also in the background but the camera doesn't have enough contrast to
show it well.
A better shot of the river.
That afternoon I made the short jaunt to Bend to meet my friend Cari,
who would host me for the night. One of the themes of my trip is
a brew-pub in every state, so here I am outside the Deschutes brewery
(Deschutes makes the Black Butte Porter, which is my all-time favorite).