Enjoy the outdoor lifestyle? Mountain views, rugged shoreline, pristine lakes, desert landscape, and lush forests? Well the, welcome to Oregon.
There is so much to do in Central Oregon that it took us two years to visit Todd Lake. This is notable because we frequently drive past it – it is the first lake on the Cascade Lakes Highway past Mt. Bachelor. In our defense, this part of the highway is only open from approximatelyContinue reading “Todd Lake”
If you like dogs, then Bend, Oregon, is the place for you. Bend has numerous dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants, and lots of off-leash hiking trails. One of these trails is located close to town along the Cascade Lakes Highway toward Mt. Bachelor. Rimrock Trailhead, or Good Dog! as locals call it, is a series ofContinue reading “Good Dog! Trail for your good dog.”
Escaping the smoke of the Oregon forest fires in the fall of 2020, we drive east from Bend. Three hours later we reach Steens Mountain. Steens Mountain is a fault-block mountain – a large rock caused by tectonic stresses – unlike the Cascade Mountains, which are volcanos. From the base town of Frenchglen, the mountainContinue reading “Steens Mountain Loop Road: An Unforgettable Trip”