On March 26, our Escape was loaded on a flatbed 18 wheeler in Chilliwack, British Columbia, for delivery the following week in Eugene.
It's starting to get real. We were quite excited to receive our first set of construction photos from Escape Travel Trailers.
The above photo was shot near Todd Lake on a day outing just before Cascade Lake Highway's closing for the winter.
Above photo — Escape 5.0TA (borrowed photo.)
There are changes on the horizon! After many conversations, we decided that it is time for us to downsize from our current coach.
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.
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...
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...
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 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...