Day 7 – September 14: Seneca to John Day
“Hidden Passageway” (56 miles)
After a prelude heading out of Seneca, turn onto an unknown gem: FS 21. Negotiate an easy climb, and then wallow in a sublime 7-mile drop through shady ponderosa groves, alongside cool streams, down to Murderers Creek. A bit later, start the serious climb of the day: about 5 miles, with a false summit to boot. When you reach Milepost 10, enjoy the long swoop down from the forest to the high desert and a flat 20 miles back to John Day.