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Newberry National Volcanic Monument Rocks

This was not what we had in mind when we scheduled four days at Tumalo State Park, just north of Bend, Oregon. However, with so much to see and do, we headed out early and hoped the weather report, which called for just a 30% chance of afternoon showers, would be accurate. 383 more words


Tumalo Reservoir (cont...)

An old roommate told me about this place a long time ago and I enjoy showing this place off to close friends. It’s a good place to think and enjoy nature.


South Sister Summit Hike (10,358 ft)

This is the mountain that started it all for me. Seven years ago my dad took me on a hike up Oregon’s third tallest peak and I was exhausted, drained, sore, sunburnt – and completely inspired. 849 more words


Crater Lake National Park

We recently made a day-trip to Crater Lake National Park. Although David and I had visited the park before, we’ve never been there together. My last time at Crater Lake was about 15 years ago. 90 more words


Moraine Lake, Three Sisters Wilderness

This post is not about Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. Moraine Lake in this post is located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. Access to the lake requires grinding up a trail with 1,500 ft in elevation gain. 308 more words


Misery Ridge Loop - Smith Rock State Park

Today, I decided to hike Misery Ridge Loop in Smith Rock State Park with my dog. It’s my first real hike in since moving to Oregon about a month and half ago. 271 more words


The Deschutes at Folly Waters

Coming over from the Willamette Valley, Central Oregon seems like an entirely separate state. It’s rocky and dry, and the pines and juniper make the whole region smell different too. 388 more words

Oregon Fishing