Mile 1636. We’re impressed with size and variety of the landscapes of central Oregon. Volcanic features are definitely the main theme, but forests and pastures also abound. There are several passes to surmount, one of which features a SNOW ZONE sign that, true to its word, marks the boundary of a blizzard. There are many features on the far side named after John Day, a name I’ve never heard, including these fossil beds and a small town. Temperatures remain cold, and it’s often windy.