Above photo: View out of our front window after getting settled into our site. Nice.
Above photo: An evening view across Paulina Lake from our campsite.
Above Photo: Dunes as seen from a trail just outside the campground.
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 Metolius River banks in Lower Bridge Campground next to Forest Service Bridge 99. Bridge 99 Brewery...
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 Photo: Stairs to the beach!
"Oh boy, back in our coach and at one of our favorite destinations: the Oregon Coast in the fall. The first stop is Tillicum Beach Campground."
Top Photo: Tillicum Beach Campground offers sites with fantastic views!
"Thirty-one miles driving day. Landed at a Forest Service campground that we wanted to check out for a couple of years and scored a fantastic site overlooking the Ocean."
We enjoy hiking, and Bend offers plenty of options. We will add our hikes to this section and will first start with the South Sister hike.
South Sister Trail
Friday's hike (Sept. 16th) was a tad more challenging, to say the least, if not just downright difficult. But we did cover the twelve-mile...
We were hesitant to move on a Friday without reservations. But sometimes you just gotta... "Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape" - Guy Clark.
Top photo: Nearby Blue Lake.
Our goal for today was to escape from the smoke that was being created by the Pioneer Fire. Sadly, we had to keep moving through some absolutely beautiful areas & nice campgrounds.
The 1st campground we stopped at was a dust bowl. We thought about spending the night but decided to push on. The next one down the road was a winner — paved road & sites. Nice!