pine bog

Echo Basin We started our day with the Echo Basin Loop. From the slightly dilapidated information board adjacent to the unmarked parking area, the trail climbs steeply for .7 miles following a narrow and eroded dirt road that was used by loggers in the 1980s.…

rock cairn

This hike has a lot going for it – three scenic mountain lakes, an interesting rock formation (the pulpit), a nice view of Maiden Peak, and a gondola option for those not interested in the easy climb on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to the…

waterfall, hiking boots

Angelique and I visited Sweet Home in September 2017 enroute to Manzanita on the Oregon coast. After almost two weeks of thick wildfire smoke in Bend it was nice to be somewhere we could breath easily. We enjoyed this short hike and are excited to…