trip reports

April 5, 2019

Smith Rock camping trip

For 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. Usually, we escape the rain while there, but not on this trip. I was able to test my Tarptent Aeon Li tent in wet, windy conditions, as well as the warmth of a sleeping quilt I’m testing for Outdoor Vitals.

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

trail near the campground

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

Rim Rock Trail

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

view of the Burma Road (the huge slash on the hillside)

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

rock climbers

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

Visitors Center Yurt

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

walking around at sunset

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

even the dead trees are beautiful

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock and the Crooked River

Camping at Smith Rock State Park

testing out my new Tarptent Aeon Li

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