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Jun 2, 2011 - Deschutes River State Park

This morning we hiked along an old railbed trail starting at the campground. It parallels the Deschutes river but up high with a view of where the river empties into the Columbia river. It was a beautiful hike with lots of spring flowers. 118,000 trees were planted along the Deschutes river early in the century making it quite lush and beautiful. After our hike, we cleaned up and drove into Dalles, OR so I could do our laundry. We didn’t have any cell service or internet service at this campground for the first time on our trip. While our...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Smith Rock Oregon State Park

Today we drove north on state road 97 headed for the Columbia River Gorge area. As we passed through a small town, Terrebone, I saw a sign “Smith Rock State Park- ½ mile”. I read it out loud and Russell said, “Do you want to check it out”? He turned right at the corner and off we went to see Smith Rock. Expecting a picnic area and a large rock, we couldn’t believe it when this massive, many colored rock formation and beautiful, fast flowing river awaited our explorations. It was also quite a busy area for rock wall climbers. I recorded a...

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