This is it, the end of the line, the ultimate retirement home. See those two chairs? That nearby fridge and BBQ? Any questions? The pond is off of Bear Creek, which drains off LaTour Butte near the town of Viola. I passed through those parts on a wonderful route comprising Buzzard's Roost Rd., Phillips Rd., Oak Run to Fern Rd., Fern Rd. East, Whitmore Rd., and Ponderosa Way (where I saw a famous Country Music singer in a red Hummer). Basically into and back up out of eight separate drainages crammed into an approximately 25-mile stretch of idyllic Cascade backroads from Rount Mtn. to Inwood.

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