Day 4 – September 11: Frenchglen Option
“In the Shadow of Steens” (80 miles)
After a pleasant backtrack to the main highway, turn south toward tiny, bucolic Frenchglen, meandering pleasantly along the base of Jackass Mountain on your way into town. Take on a wicked little climb just behind Frenchglen and then cruise out to remote Roaring Springs Ranch. For most of the day you’ll see the majestic slopes of Steens Mountain (it’s just one long mountain) to the east, rising to nearly 10,000 feet on the horizon.