This is my first time in Oregon. Very excited! Need some routing advice from the experts.
We're planning to ride into Hell's Canyon entering from the Idaho side and then follow OR-86 into Baker City.
Here's my question: Taking the balance of a) limited Time, b) desire for awesome scenery & C) fun factor--which would be the better to cross Oregon? I'm seeing one possibility being on the US/State highways/roads leading into Salem, or taking I-84 through the Gorge and enjoying some scenic back roads and vistas along the way. I'm hoping to leave Baker City in the am and have most of Wednesday to get to Salem.
Any advice is appreciated.