trail signs, hiking, exploring, geocaching

Near downtown Bend, the Deschutes River is slow-flowing and crowded with inner tubes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards on most summer days. Seven miles upstream from town, however, the river is moody and untamed, alternating between glassy/calm and angry/churning as it passes by grassy…

crampons, snow, hiking

The Green Lakes Trail is possibly the most popular hike in the Bend/Sunriver region and for good reason.  The well-graded path takes hikers past a series of lovely waterfalls and a gorgeous canyon walled by an enormous lava flow enroute to three crystal clear lakes…