That's when I first heard about the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph, and the Wallowa Valley. Then several years ago, I had a friend who had lived in Joseph. He said the place was just gorgeous. He loved it. Since he has traveled everywhere and was not prone to exaggeration- his evaluation carried great weight with me.
Then there was the book, The Shack. It too was set in the Wallowa Valley. That cinched it for me.
Joseph, Oregon is one of those places that you have to want to visit specifically- because it is not on the road to anywhere. Joseph here I come.
So the backrest is coming off the Road King and the touring kit is getting snapped on. I have filled the tires with nitrogen- which I highly recommend. Nitrogen does not escape the rubber membrane of your tires. It is pretty cheap. Your gas mileage savings will pay for it in a week or two.
I can't wait. Here's a big ass picture. I hope it fits.