After we left the overlook it was more of the same winding roads and scenery as we dropped down the rest of the canyon. As we neared the end of the canyon we started to pick up a more "Alpine" feel to the scenery which is typical of that area.
Once out of the canyon the verticals started to moderate some and we dropped into more agricultural/rural areas although we were still treated to some wiggles and cut-throughs by the highway.
As we were heading west towards Baker City the sky was starting to look pretty bad and I figured we were in for some liquid sunshine. About 28 miles out of Baker City I pulled us over and we had a short discussion on what we wanted to do. Everyone decided to go for it (with Dave still trying to figure out what all the excitement was about). I covered up the cameras as well as I could and off we went again.
The Cobra Gods were smiling on us and cleared the road ahead of any traffic going in our direction and we were able to hold 70+ as we ran into pretty heavy rain. At those speeds everyone stayed pretty well dry. Even in fairly heavy precip just about everything was blowing over the top of us. A couple of damp shoulders from the spray but nothing to write home about.
Once again our luck held and about 3 miles from Baker City the rain quit so when we had to slow down to travel through town it was already dry.
All in all a pretty good day.