It wasn't easy, but yesterday, in Mosier, I rode the loop from Dry Creek, down State Road to Mosier proper, east on Rt. 30 to The Dalles, right on Chenoweth Loop Road, right on 10th, right up State Road. The last 2.5 miles were 1800 feet up.(In the picture to the left you can see the summit sign.) I didn't know my bike could stay upright when I was going so slowly: 3.6 miles an hour, but it did. I did. Slow and steady. No land speed records. Just perseverance.
Saw two sets of hawks dueling it out in the air, aeronautic acrobats, crying and diving.