Day 3 – September 10: Burns to Diamond
“Birds in Paradise” (63 miles)
Today is a big-sky day. Head out of Burns and turn right to experience some straight-line riding, punctuated by the quick climb up the rock reef of Wright’s Point. Lunch is at Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters, a shady green oasis with fascinating wildlife exhibits. Back on the highway, split two lakes on a causeway through The Narrows. After one more short, sharp shock of a climb, roll through rocky canyons before turning off into the Diamond Valley for tonight’s camp.