Awesome ride from either end. Road transitions from river level on the Columbia River to over 2500 feet high through desert plains with sections of scenic canyons and running streams tossed in for good measure. Not much fuel out here, plan to fill up in Lyle or in Goldendale. There is no gas at the Roosevelt end of the ride. Roads recently repaved and are well marked with little loose gravel to worry about (Oct 2012).