Top photo: Fog & logs on a chilly, windy beach visit.
Top photo: View from the path to the beach just before sunset.
Top Photo: Campsite surrounded by meadows & Ponderosa Pines.
Above Photo: View of the North Fork of Lake Creek.
Above Photo: Late afternoon view of the Pacific Ocean.
Above photo: The Siuslaw River as it flows between the north and south jetties.
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.
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.
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).
To conclude Labor Day weekend, we headed over to Dry River Canyon (about 16 miles east of Bend) for an afternoon hike. It’s located just outside the boundary of Oregon Badlands Wilderness. The canyon is closed to visitors from Feb 1st to Aug 31st to protect nesting birds of prey. It was an enjoyable...