Close friends since the 1st grade
I met two ladies who arrived in the campground with a special friendship. They have been friends since the 1st grade.
Judy on the left lives in Bridge, OR and Kate lives in Remote, OR. These are small towns that are right next to each other not far from the Oregon coast. Their families have a long history of growing up in these towns. Judy’s grandmother Davis named the town of Remote back in the 1800’s. Kate’s family now owns the town of remote. They were using Ochoco Divide campground as a base to search for thunder eggs and geodes in the area. What an interesting story!
Loves to compete in rallies
Will was another cyclist who stopped in for a much needed fill-up of water. He is from Laramie, WY and he loves cycling in Central Oregon. He mentioned he has also competed in the Cascade Lakes Rally.
Good friends experiencing the road
Also met more cyclists coming through the campground. Peter and Cole stayed at the campground overnight on their way to Yellowstone NP. They were both from Sebastopol, CA and had just spent some time in the Bend, OR area.
Friends that just met a few miles from here
Jonathan on the left in the next pic is from Philadelphia, PA. He started his cross country adventure from Pleasant, NJ and is heading to Florence, OR. Jonathan has a blog at jandhisbike.blogspot.com telling all about his travels. He mentioned that he had broken his camera on the way out here so I promised to send him the photos.
Weston on the right was from Lawrence, KS. He started his trip in Kansas and was heading to Portland, Seattle and then Vancouver. They both were very thirsty when they hit here as the weather was very hot.
Jonathan and Weston met each other in Mitchell, OR just 17 miles east of here and were only going to travel together until Prineville, OR where they would each head separate ways.
Everyone coming into the campground has an interesting story. Plus they are all usually glad to share it with you if you take the time to listen.