Rails to Trails! An old logging area reclaimed!
I travelled south in my rented Corolla (some unnatural green color) and arrived at the Lavalands visitor center. In keeping with the trip, they were closing in 5 minutes and then I knew what the purpose of this trip was. To adjust to whatever surprises came at me. Because, they were all there!
I'd been doing this all along I guess to some degree of success, now though I was taking it to a new gear. I laughed, asked where I could hike and soon found a sweet trail with no fee! It ran in two directions so I ran amok over lava rocks and then down the river to see a fairly impressive series of rapids on the Deschutes River. Here are some visuals from my 2 hours exploring!
The Deschutes River in the Rain
Oregon Trail... (it was bound to happen.)
If you can think here, you can think anywhere...