Monthly Archives: June 2017

Whiskey Loop Hike and a Dam Removal

Port Angeles, WA Our first hike in Olympic National Park was a 6.3 mile lollipop loop trail beginning at the Whiskey Bend Trailhead.  To get to the trailhead we drove west on US 101 a few miles from our site … Continue reading

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North to the Olympic Peninsula

Port Angeles, WA After a windy couple of days along the Columbia River Gorge, we headed west on I-84 and turned north on I-5 near Portland.  An uneventful drive of 200 miles put us 10 miles northwest of Olympia, WA … Continue reading

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Along the Columbia River – Mosier, OR

Mosier, OR After staying in Bend two extra days to let some rain pass through, we headed north on US-97 Monday morning.  The trip of about 145 miles began pleasantly, but soon became a bit of a struggle.  The first … Continue reading

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Hiking to Tumalo Falls – Bend, OR

Bend, OR Tumalo Falls is a 90 foot waterfall on the Tumalo Creek west of Bend. To get to the trailhead we took Skyliners  Drive about 10.5 miles from town and turn right on Forest Service Road 4601, which is … Continue reading

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Hiking up Black Butte – Bend, OR

Bend, OR Black Butte is an inactive volcano 5.5 miles west of the little town of Sisters, which is 18 miles northwest of Bend. Black Butte looks young, as it is barely eroded.  Mt. Washington, which is visible from the … Continue reading

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Trail Around Paulina Lake – Bend, OR

Bend, OR In a previous blog we wrote about a visit to the Newberry Caldera, located in a section of the Newberry National Volcano Monument about 30 miles south of Bend.  The Caldera was formed when a magma chamber collapsed … Continue reading

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Hiking to Lava Lakes

Bend, OR The Cascades Lakes National Scenic Byway runs for 66 miles from Bend heading south on the east side of the Cascade Range.  It goes up and around Mt. Bachelor and provides access to many recreational facilities in central … Continue reading

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