I'd missed my chances earlier in the winter. I wasn't going to let this one slip by. Last week's grand exploration was a sunrise summit of Tumalo Mountain, surrounded by the splendor of the Cascades. Check out the whole story here!
The schedule wasn't conducive to an all day adventure, so an afternoon on the banks of the Deschutes above Bend did the trick. A few hours in the company of Dillon Falls were filled with signs of spring, glimpses of wildlife, and the thunder of the river. Click here for words and photos from the banks of a roaring river.
Another week, another exploration in Central Oregon. This time, we headed north from Bend to the canyons of the Deschutes and the Crooked. Birding, history, geology, and, of course photography, made an overcast day all the more wondrous in a series of stunning landscapes. Read all about it over on Medium.
Last week's adventure was a trip to Summer Lake, a large, shallow body of water in southeastern Oregon where birds congregation in grand numbers during their migrations. March is a bit early for many of the birds, but we were still able to count 23 species during our day exploring a valley that's also home to the oldest evidence of humans in North America. Check out the story here.
A week ago I had a marvelous morning exploring Smith Rock and wandering along and above the Crooked River as it winds through the volcanic landscapes of Oregon's High Desert. In the first installment of a weekly series reflecting on one adventure every seven days, I wrote about that morning over on Medium. Read it, then go to Smith Rock and see the wonder for yourself.