20121231pm-0102 Trip to Oregon and Back: High Desert Environs.
Continued from 20121230-1231am Trip to Oregon and Back: Bend. More images at 20121230-0102 Road Trip 4: Bend and environs Pt 2
Carole and I had a great time with the kids in Portland and the High Desert Museum, but I was itching for more. I needed mountains
The Crooked River Canyon, Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint, OR 12/31/13
As detailed in the last installment, our Adventure began with breakfast. Onward.
Most of the activities in the high desert of Eastern Oregon are seasonal and closed for the winter. Even one Native American Museum Carole looked at was closed.
Checking the AAA app and getting advice from Justin, I planned today's itenerary around three places not too far from Bend, and not too far from each other. After breakfast, we were on the road at last, not too far behind schedule.
First stop: The overview missed on the way back from Portland.
Bangii, Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint, OR 12/31/12
The Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
is part of a larger park area. As it turned out, we never did make it to the scenic viewpoint itself, but explored the bridge over the Crooked River canyon.( more narrative and photos under the cutCollapse )
Dave and grandkids, with Legend holding some of the wood he brought inside, Bend, OR 1/1/13
I allowed four days of return travel time instead of the pell mell three on the way here. But that's for next time.
Continued in 20130103 Trip to Oregon and Back: Down the mountains to Boise