2017 was the first year we had two BBTXLs! Bill Merrill planned this second trip. We traveled west across Oregon departing Bend on 2017/07/16 and arriving in Astoria on 2017/07/21.
After Sister is a bit of climb, but at the top is the incredible Dee Wright Observatory with panormaic views and hiking trails that snake through the lava fields.
Camping: Delta Campground (closed indefinitely in 2020 due to the Holiday Farm Fire)
Camping: Armitage Park Campground
Camping: Benton Oaks RV Park
When we were there, the Oregon State Transportation employee who operated the ferry was selling ice cream sandwiches for $1; would recommend!
Lunch: Rouge Farm and Tasting Room (now closed)
Camping: Wandering Spirit RV Park
Attraction: Tillamook Air Museum
Brewery: Pelican Brewery
Ice cream: Tillamook Dairy DO NOT MISS; their strawberry ice cream is transcendent
Camping: Bar View Jetty Park
Attraction: Lewis and Clark National Park. A good place to fill up water; there's also hiking trails and better-than-expected exhibits.
There is lots to see in town. There's a scenic riverwalk with lots of seafood, beer, and ice cream. The Columbia River Maritime Museum is great.
We ended by having a local bike shop pack up our bikes for shipping and took a bus back to Portland.