Hello all and welcome to a little tour of Sleeping Beauty Peak in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Trout Lake, Washington. My first encounter with Sleeping Beauty was in the late '70s or early '80s on a camping trip to Trout Lake. I will share some photos of the peak from the surrounding are
We went out for a meal and a couple drinks last night. It gave me a chance to work on my night photography skills since I haven't done very much of it.
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Smokey the Bear giving me the evil eye from across the street in front of the Forest Service Headquarters as I stand i
In my last post I talked about a little trip we took to Shevlin Park for a two mile hike along the creek. After that we did a little shopping and then headed into downtown Bend for some lunch. We decided to hit McMenamins for a post walk bite and something to drink.
McMenamins has several locations
Welcome everyone! With snow and near zero degree F temperatures forecast for next week, we decided to get out and enjoy one of the last sunny and warmer days. We took a trip into Bend to visit Shevlin Park. Our walk will encompass just a small portion of the 981 acre, mostly undeveloped, park. I had
Hello again everyone! Here are some shots I took during a little hike in the Whychus Canyon Preserve in Central Oregon. There is close to 8 miles of trails inside the preserve. On this hike I will be going down into the canyon to the banks of Whychus Creek. A little over 2 mile round trip down and u
This is a tale of two hikes I did back in fall of 2011 and spring of 2012. The hikes are located close to each other on the Washington State side of the Columbia River Gorge.
Wind Mt Hike
Sometime between 200 and 1,000 years ago, young members of local tribes began hiking up the slopes of Wind Moun
Hello everyone! These are some images from a trip we took in 2015 to Central Oregon. This was one of our many journeys to the area to see if we wanted to move there. We decided to take the long way home and swing through Mitchell Oregon and The Painted Hills nearby. Needless to say it was well worth
Hello all! This is part 2 of my post about a couple trips I took to the North Cascades of Washington state. Part 1 can be found here. In this final installment I will cover the western side of the park and it will include pictures taken by my dad in 1974 and ones I took in 2016. Some of them are at
These images are from two different trips I took to North Cascades National Park. The trips were taken about 42 years apart. When I took my latest trip in 2016 I was in the process of scanning all my parents old 35 mm slides from the '50s to the '80s. I decided to try to re-create some of the shots
Last week I took another trip up to Dee Wright Observatory for my birthday. It is about 15 miles up the road from where I live in the heart of the Central Oregon Cascade Mountain Range. I've been up here several times since I moved to Central Oregon but it had been about a year since my last visit.
My trips to Bend are usually for the mundane purpose of shopping, Costco/Safeway and such. Every so often though I do go just for the fun of it and to explore. :) There is a myriad of things to do in and around Bend, but today I will be concentrating on a couple early fall trips I have taken over th
This is the final post about our little end of summer trip to the Columbia River Gorge area. Here are a couple links to the other posts for those that are interested.
Trout Lake WA is a small community about 25 miles north of Hood River OR. It sets at the end of the Trout Lake V