From the Road & More

Above Photo: View from Nordeen Shelter.

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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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...

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We took a drive up to Three Creeks Lake, Just north of Sisters, to check out the campgrounds today. Happened upon the Tam McArthur Rim trail and decided to take a hike. It was a great trail with lots of eye candy.

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Steelhead Falls which is included in the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area, was on the books for today.

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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 & in the proc...

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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.

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