October 27, 2010

Mt. Hood Camp

Our last campsite right on the East Fork of the Hood River.

It hosts winter and summer steelhead runs and the river's threatened Coho salmon too. 

Luk and Mitcho exploring the area.

Quaking Aspen as well as Larch and Cottonwood were golden

On the trail to Tamawanas Falls

The falls themselves, gorgeous hike, big trees.

Stop at Timberline Lodge on the way home, there was snow!

October 26, 2010

Deschutes River Ride

We did the rails to trails Deschutes River Trail. It goes 18 miles upstream from the confluence with the Columbia River.

An old railroad car in surprisingly good shape, just like the rider.

It's sagebrush country for sure.

October 25, 2010

Descutes River Camping

The Sisters across the lava fields near the top of Old McKenzie Hwy, on the way......

Second camp, along the Deschutes near Maupin, in the dry hills

Third camp, the lower Deschutes at Descutes River State Park. 

John and Linda Krafsic came over to visit from their home in Wasco

October 15, 2010

Sweet Creek Ride

Mary, Cathy and I rode up Sweet Creek today as far as Beaver Creek Falls
It was a lovely fall day, a little cooler than it has been.

October 13, 2010

Biking Heceta Beach

Super warm fall day at the beach!

My first time riding on the beach.

October 12, 2010

Clear Lake

We kayaked every day at Clear Lake.

One day I went waterfall hiking from Koosah Falls to Sahalie Falls above.

You can cross over and hike back down to Koosah Falls on the other side.

This is the source of it all,  the Great Springs where the water comes out of the basalt to form this pool which feeds Clear Lake, headwaters of the McKenzie River.

October 10, 2010

Clear Lake Camping

Mitcho and I took advantage of the good weather  last week to take Luk our new kitty camping for the first time.Clear Lake is not too far and the timing was perfect for fall color and warm days. 

Huge old Douglas Firs grow out of the lava.

Turquoise water and red vine maples.