We met this guy on the way up Crescent Mountain. He was doing the Oregon Timber Trail. He had read that it was the hardest of The Trails- harder than the Divide, harder than Baja. He had just ridden in Baja and he said that yeah, it was much harder. There was also some talk of buying a new Cadillac every year instead of sending your kids to college.
From the top of Crescent we could see nearly all Oregon cascade summits. There were also remains of an old fire lookout.
All of us underestimated the ride. Andrew was wise and went back to the car to get more food when we went through that area on the way down Crescent Mountain.
Heading into the last climb we had to stop to filter water.