Leaving Bend, we headed south towards Crater Lake and rode the Dread and Terror section of the North Umpqua Trail (NUT). Along the trail we were reminded of home–steep ups, slippery rocks, bench cuts–but this trail has pretty extreme exposure along the ten or so miles of bench, numerous waterfalls, giant trees and a million shades of green. What a great ride. I would recommend it over Mckenzie just because it has more technical interest. Umpqua’s Last Resort was our stop for the night and you could easily stay there for three days of riding and a day of rafting (maybe next year).