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Deschutes River Trail, Bend OR Southern End

Last week we were getting really tired of the gloomy end of winter in Central Oregon and decided to head outside for some exercise even in the gloom. We didn’t know what to expect when we decided to do the Deschutes River Trail, Bend OR at the southern end.  We thought that it would be […]

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Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park – Coyote Mountain Foothills

Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park is a feast for the avid outdoor person. If you go to the visitors center they will give you a variety of hiking suggestions depending on your hiking level and time. However, there are so many places to hike that are not mentioned in the literature. While we boondocked at Rockhouse […]

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The Slot Anza-Borrego State Park

We were excited to be going to Anza-Borrego this Spring because we were meeting friends from the East coast that we had not seen for five years. We had arranged to meet at Anza-Borrego, and The Slot was one of the hikes we did together. We first met Don and Martha in 2006 on our first […]

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Union Creek Campground

On our Montana trip we traveled Oregon Hwy 26 and 7 to get to I 84. It is covered in this blog post. We decided to stay the night at Union Creek Campground which turned out to be a great decision. The lake was a bit low because of the drought, but it was a […]

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Dry Canyon Redmond Oregon

When we moved to Redmond a few years ago one of the attractions for us was the Dry Canyon. The City of Redmond, Oregon has turned this wonderful natural geological formation into a delightful park system that has natural high desert landscape as well as modern amenities like tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer […]

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Chimney Rock Hike

While exploring the Crooked River Road last weekend we made a mid-day stop to do the Chimney Rock Hike. We had heard that it was an easy, but delightful hike up to the top of the canyon that gave views of the Cascade Mountains in the distance. The Chimney Rock Hike The trail is a […]

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