Being in Virginia gave me a taste for some serious sun and heat. Portland's summer has been slow-coming, and the days that feel like summer here are interrupted by overcast days that are, quite frankly, getting me stressed out. I've developed a summer anxiety which I'll post about later (aren't you excited for that one?).
When our "weekend" rolled around and forecasts indicated a significant chance of rain in the Portland area, we decided to take off to find some sun. We headed east of the Cascades to central Oregon with our bikes and a tent. We rode along the Crooked River at Smith Rock State Park, camped at Suttle Lake, and rode more the following day on Phil's Trails in Bend.
We found the sun, we found beautiful views, we found great trails, but heat evaded us. I'm begging for it. Begging.