September 15, 2019
While camping at Smith Rock State Park over the weekend, two friends and I explored the Oregon Badlands Wilderness on a day hike. This was our first time visiting here, and we didn’t know what to expect other than it would be hot.
April 5, 2019
For the past three years in a row, I’ve headed to Smith Rock for a camping trip in March or April to prep for early backpacking season.
April 20, 2018
For the second year in a row, I headed to Smith Rock State Park with friends to camp and get out of the spring rain.
October 26, 2017
On the way to attend the Oregon Trails Summit in Bend, I stopped to do a solo hike at Smith Rock State Park.
April 28, 2017
Smith Rock State Park is consistently less rainy in the spring, and after having to cancel yet another backpacking trip, I headed here again for two nights of camping and hiking.
March 11, 2017
To escape the last several weeks of never ending rain in Portland this spring, two friends and I headed to Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon for camping and hiking on the Summit Trail.
August 10, 2016
Three night backpacking trip to the Green Lakes area at the base of South Sister, with day hikes to Broken Top and Golden Lake.
July 29, 2016
Two night backpacking trip to Jefferson Park in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon
June 12, 2015
Two night camping trip at Smith Rock State Park. Our campsite had a view of nesting bald eagles… and beautiful rock formations.
October 11, 2014
Smith Rock State Park, located in Central Oregon’s high desert, is a rock climber’s haven, with several thousand climbs in the park.