Day 2 – St Helens to Welches, Oregon

76 miles, 3153 feet climbed

Today began as a part of the morning commute down to Portland. The shoulder on Hwy 30 was accommodating. We left the highway and crossed the Willamette River on the St John’s bridge. After our first SAG we made our way over to a series of bike paths near or on the Columbia River. At Troutdale, we headed south, climbing the bluff and then making our way over to Sandy and then to Welches via Hwy 26. Dinner and then breakfast where at the Whistle Stop, in two shifts due to its seating capacity.

We’re staying at a nice resort with at least one, perhaps more golf courses.

From the St John’s bridge looking toward downtown Portland
Looking over the Columbia toward Washington state
These put the “house” in houseboat!
L:ooking east from Bluff Rd

Mt. Hood did not make an appearance for me today. Maybe tomorrow.