This State Park located on the John Day River has been on our bucket list for some time. This former working ranch is the second largest & newest park the in Oregon Park system. (note: newest park that offers camping).
Top Pic: Forest Service Bridge 99 over the Metolius River. Fishing upstream of this bridge is fly fishing only — downstream from the bridge is fly fishing & lures.
We found a cool campsite on the banks of the Metolius River in Lower Bridge Campground next to Forest Service Bridge 99. Bridge 99 Br...
As we are not traveling as much as we use to, we plan to use this section to post some of the local things we do on a regular basis, such as hiking, festivals, and other outdoor activities.
We traveled 1,802 miles over a period of almost seven weeks (it turns out that we were only one day short of seven). During this period, we had thirteen stopovers.
Top Pic: Blooming Lilacs throughout the campground.
Bonus stop. One more night on the road before returning to Bend. We swung a tad out of our way so we could check out the area & lakes along hwy 31 on the way home.
Top Pic: Entrance to Golden Dome cave. Some of the caves (lava tubes) have steps at the entrance, but most don't.
This place has been on our bucket list for some time & we’re glad that we finally arrived. I think I see some lava tube/cave exploring on the horizon.
When ”plan A” didn’t work out, we moved on to ”plan B”. Needless to say, that didn’t play out either. Down the road we found a great dispersed site at Rocky Point West - BLM on Eagle Lake. ”Plan C” rules!
We had a very windy 145 mile drive today and in the process traded Jeffery Pines for sagebrush with great views.
After a month of dry camping in the desert, it's sweet to be back in trees. The campground is tucked in a grove of Jeffrey Pine Trees & is easy walking distance to Mammoth Lakes.
Top Pic: Mount Tom peaking through the clouds.
It was one of those travel days that should have been easy, but... After adjusting plans a couple of times, we ended up at Horton Creek to avoid the storms at higher elevations.
Alabama Hills has been on our Bucket List for some time. We scored a scenic (but perhaps not that level) site just off Movie Road. Over 400 movies have been filmed in this area.
We a have sweet spot in Mesquite Spring campground. Unlike the overcrowded main campgrounds, there are only a few campers here each night.