Above Photo: View from Nordeen Shelter.
We love to snowshoe & cross-country ski (on non-groomed trails, of course) in the area. Below are photos & maps of the places we frequent.
We took a drive up to Three Creeks Lake, Just north of Sisters, to check out the campgrounds today. We happened upon the Tam McArthur Rim trail and decided to take a hike. It was a great trail with lots of eye candy.
Steelhead Falls, which is included in the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area, was on today's books.
The Old McKenzie Highway opened on Monday after the Milli/ Separation fires & winter closure. This sounded like a good excuse for a little auto touring. It was interesting to see the fire areas as they backed up to the lava flows. We decided to drive the whole loop around Mt Washington and, in the...
Top Photo: Brokern Top peaking through.
Kayaking Sparks Lake
For several years we wanted to kayak Sparks Lake but arrived in the Bend area in late summer, and by then, the lake was too low. Now based in the area we have to opportunity for an earlier start this year. So finally, we got to s...
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...