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A travel journal to Oregon by nmagann

Crater Lake Photo, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon More Photos
Quote: No itinerary, no destination, no supplies made for a hysterical road trip. That combined with our sense of humor got others involved. Nothing was off limits or impossible. I borrowed from her and we borrowed from Mother Nature.

Nature IS Art

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So often we focus on land and seascapes or particular flora or fauna. Case in point, do you not turn your head toward the direction of sound? Do you not look at tree from where an acorn has dropped or bird has chirpped? Of course, the waves breaking along the beach and the crest of a mountain can't be ignored either.Traveling along the Ring of Fire was no exception. However, we began noticing the creations of nature as art. Photos zoomed in on a areas of nature itself with no distractions, nothing to stand out and draw your attention to a mere fragment of the picture. A lake was filled with boiling mud spouting up all over with sounds that plopped, spurted, beeped and groaned. One l...Read More

Deschutes National Forest

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Attraction | "Paulina Lake Endures"

Deschutes National Forest Photo, Mount Shasta, California
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Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest was just one of the spectacular walks we went on while camping for a night at Paulina Lake. Following the Obsidian Trail was a unique experience for many other travelers I later discovered.As usual, we managed to find a place to spend the night not too long before nightfall. We pitched the tent and walked over to the edge of the lake. Here we caught a glimpse of what dusk would soon be hiding from us. Before hitting the sack, we both decided a cup of hot chocolate would be nice. We did have a couple of Styrofoam cups and packets of hot chocolate, but were lacking hot water. We had nothing to start a fire, all the surrou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 26, 2012

Deschutes National Forest
1001 SW Emkay Dr
Bend, Oregon 97702
541 383 5300

Big Horse Brew Pub

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Restaurant | "Winning Combinations"

Big Horse Brew Pub Photo, Hood River, Oregon
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Big Horse Brew Pub is an exceptional restaurant whose name my imply that is more of beer hall. Following the road no more three blocks from the rivers edge, it abruptly stops at the side of a hill. This three-story restaurant is available to provide magnificent views regardless of level. To one side of the restaurant an outdoor set of stairs lead beyond the restaurant to the street level above. You can enter the third level where inside and outside dining is available from either within the restaurant or these outdoor stairs.Naturally we opted to sit outside on the wooden deck looking out over the kite boarders in the river. The temperature was optimal, although I notice they had hea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2012

Big Horse Brew Pub
115 West State Street
Hood River, Oregon 97031-2315
(541) 386-4411

Hagelstein County Park

Attraction | "Birding and More"

Hagelstein County Park Photo, Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Hagelstein County Park in Oregon is directly across from Upper Klamath Lake off the 97 highway. We stumbled upon this gem partly because we needed a rest stop. Much later, I discovered it was one of the stops on the extensive Klamath Basin Birding Trail. This trail consists of more than 40 places that extend from the Klamath area in Oregon into California. Check out the website www.klamathbirdingtrails.com for a road map of the birding areas along with the types of birds you'll encounter. Keep in mind there is far more than birds at these places.We had no more than gotten out of the car when in my peripheral vision I saw something swim in the pond. After walking around the water’s ed...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 26, 2012

Hagelstein County Park
17301 Highway 97 North
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Crater Lake

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Attraction | "Our Crater Lake"

Crater Lake Photo, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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Our trek to Crater Lake proved to a multifaceted experience. As young children, our family had visited there and my recollection was quite poor. However, my sister with steel-trap memory recalled much of the area right down to the name of Wizard Island, which we were just days short of visiting as the ferry to the island didn't begin operation until the 4th of July.We started at the highest point where a large parking lot offered a panoramic view of Crater Lake. What came as a positively incredible shock to me was the clarity of the water as well as the peaks far off in the distance. I have come to view photos in magazines from professionals as beautiful but not realistic. What are my...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2012

Crater Lake
OR 62 & 138
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 97604
(541) 594-3000