From the Road & More

Above Photo: Late afternoon view of the Pacific Ocean.

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Above Photo: Dunes as seen from a trail just outside the campground.

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Above photo: The Siuslaw River as it flows between the north and south jetties.

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Remember way back, when you were in school and your summer vacation was over? It seems that each year a teacher would request that you write a report on “What did you do on your summer vacation?” It has been an extremely long time since those days, but maybe it’s time for another one of those report...

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The objective on our mini spring road trip was to visit four Oregon State Parks that were new to us in eastern Oregon, none of which take reservations. Yeah — mission accomplished!

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Above Photo: The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day is well worth the visit. We didn't have a chance to see it this time around, but did visit it previously.

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Above Photo: Observed on the banks of Camas Creek.

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Spacious campsites at Catherine Creek.

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Above Photo: Sunset at Unity Lake.

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Above Photo: A view from the remaining upper pond at Bates State Park. The lower pond was filled in when the lumber mill was demolished.

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During the winter months we love to snowshoe & cross-country ski (on non-groomed trail of course) in the area. Below are photos & maps of the places we frequent.

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