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Driving from Madras, Oregon to Stevenson, Washington

  The drive from Madras, Oregon to Stevenson, Washington is one of the more scenic byways of the North West. It goes from high desert grasslands of central Oregon into the ponderosa forests of Mt Hood, then down the Hood River Valley filled with fruit trees into the beauty of the Columbia Gorge. We decided […]

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Riverside Campground – Willamette National Forest

Last week we had the fun of going to our grandson’s high school graduation in Portland, Oregon. We decided to take the trailer and camp in our favorite campground near Portland. We also wanted to explore some Forest Service Campgrounds between home and Portland. We decided to try the Riverside Campground in the Willamette National Forest. […]

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Red Tailed Hawk Protecting Nest

This post was originally labeled Golden Eagle. Since that time it was reviewed by our Forest Serice Ranger and he stated it was a cry of a Red Tailed Hawk. Sorry for the mix-up. While volunteering for the National Forest Service recently when this Red Tailed Hawk showed up. She/he kept circling and protesting until […]

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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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On the Road Again – Oregon to Nevada on Backroads

We are on the road again headed from Oregon to Nevada on back roads. We were planning on leaving about January 6th or 7th, but a big storm was forecast for our area of Central Oregon so we pack up very quickly on December 28th and headed south. We had a big storm on December […]

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Champoeg State Park Campground

One of the premier parks in the Oregon State Park system is Champoeg State Park Campground. It is located in the country 30 minutes south of Portland so is an ideal place to stay if you want  to visit Portland and the surrounding area. It is located in a pastoral setting along the Willamette River. […]

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