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My two favorite wildflowers colors together. Purple is my favorite but that pop of yellow next to it makes me so happy.

My two favorite wildflowers colors together. Purple is my favorite but that pop of yellow next to it makes me so happy.

When a full moon lights up the Steens...it’s pretty magical ✨🏔
#fullmoon #thatoregonlife #steensmountain #tstopgallery

When a full moon lights up the Steens...it’s pretty magical ✨🏔  #fullmoon  #thatoregonlife  #steensmountain  #tstopgallery

I’ve been capturing as many flowers in the desert as I possibly can because I know shortly it will be back to lots of greens and browns.

I’ve been capturing as many flowers in the desert as I possibly can because I know shortly it will be back to lots of greens and browns.

When we were in the midst of three feet of snow, we had no idea we would get a show of a lifetime come spring. We are experiencing our own super bloom in the desert. We’ve been out walking the last few weeks and just when I think they will be gone a new kind of wildflower blossoms. If you want to see flowers that you may not see for another 30 years, take a walk in the desert soon. #theoregondesert

When we were in the midst of three feet of snow, we had no idea we would get a show of a lifetime come spring. We are experiencing our own super bloom in the desert. We’ve been out walking the last few weeks and just when I think they will be gone a new kind of wildflower blossoms. If you want to see flowers that you may not see for another 30 years, take a walk in the desert soon.  #theoregondesert

Dogs and wildflowers seem to be my photo choices lately. With a sunset thrown in here or there. They all make me happy so I suppose it makes sense. Now if I could only capture that owl that keeps flying right in front of us as we drive away after our walk.

Dogs and wildflowers seem to be my photo choices lately. With a sunset thrown in here or there. They all make me happy so I suppose it makes sense. Now if I could only capture that owl that keeps flying right in front of us as we drive away after our walk.

Our hardworking volunteers cleared the rest of the Fremont National Recreation Trail on Morgan Butte this weekend! Head out and check out the tread 👣👣👣👣👣

Our hardworking volunteers cleared the rest of the Fremont National Recreation Trail on Morgan Butte this weekend! Head out and check out the tread 👣👣👣👣👣

50 shades of sage

50 shades of sage

Congrats @joehikes_ and @arnoschuster for completing the ODT!!! It's been a challenging year and you two did it with grace!

Congrats @joehikes_ and @arnoschuster for completing the ODT!!! It's been a challenging year and you two did it with grace!

June 15 / Day 13 / mi 266 to 294
To avoid hitching and driving for hrs I did my resupply at the local general store in Plush that had a very limited selection. After zeroing and resting for 3.5 days I felt much better and was keen to get back on the trail with Joe. We hiked around Hart Lake for a while and were blown away by the wildlife and especially birds in the area. Did you know that there are pelicans in Oregons high desert? We came across petroglyphs that seemed to get very little attention unfortunately and a grave stone for a soldier from the 19th century that seemed to be the focus. Once up Hart Mountain we walked right into a giant swamp that went on for miles and miles and mosquito invasion with no way around it. Just before it got dark we came across an old romantic homestead in a beautiful meadow. Unfortunately people had trashed and damaged the whole thing so badly that it didn’t even feel safe to take a single step inside. We found a small spring behind the homestead, filled up our water and made camp as soon as we found a dry flat spot. This was the night the zipper on my tent gave in completely.
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June 15 / Day 13 / mi 266 to 294 To avoid hitching and driving for hrs I did my resupply at the local general store in Plush that had a very limited selection. After zeroing and resting for 3.5 days I felt much better and was keen to get back on the trail with Joe. We hiked around Hart Lake for a while and were blown away by the wildlife and especially birds in the area. Did you know that there are pelicans in Oregons high desert? We came across petroglyphs that seemed to get very little attention unfortunately and a grave stone for a soldier from the 19th century that seemed to be the focus. Once up Hart Mountain we walked right into a giant swamp that went on for miles and miles and mosquito invasion with no way around it. Just before it got dark we came across an old romantic homestead in a beautiful meadow. Unfortunately people had trashed and damaged the whole thing so badly that it didn’t even feel safe to take a single step inside. We found a small spring behind the homestead, filled up our water and made camp as soon as we found a dry flat spot. This was the night the zipper on my tent gave in completely. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #thruhiking  #hiking  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #deserthiking  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikingroute  #nature  #hartlake  #hartmountain  #hartmountainnationalanteloperefuge  #plushoregon  #petroglyphs  #pelicans  #indigenousart

June 12-14 / Day 10-12 / 0 miles:
I spent yesterday evening eating, relaxing, cleaning and fixing my gear. My $160 sleeping pad had a hole out of the box and made every night on this hike so far way less enjoyable. So I submerged it in the bathtub to find the leak and sealed it with the repair patch. What a relief. I would finally not wake up on a half deflated pad in the middle of the night anymore. I also sprayed all my gear and clothes with permethrin and wouldn’t have a tick on me ever after. Joe, a fellow hiker who started 2 days after me, caught up to me and made it into Plush. His ordered socks hadn’t arrived yet so he decided to join me at the Wee house and zero with me. Both our bodies were hurting so it was a welcome break from hiking. I spend these 3.5 days moving as little as possible while eating as much as possible and drinking pop. Sally, the owner of the house  surprised us with burgers, pizza and more pop and told us that Cheryl Strayed wrote the final piece of “wild” here in this exact house and wooden desk. That book had changed thru-hiking and especially the PCT forever.
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June 12-14 / Day 10-12 / 0 miles: I spent yesterday evening eating, relaxing, cleaning and fixing my gear. My $160 sleeping pad had a hole out of the box and made every night on this hike so far way less enjoyable. So I submerged it in the bathtub to find the leak and sealed it with the repair patch. What a relief. I would finally not wake up on a half deflated pad in the middle of the night anymore. I also sprayed all my gear and clothes with permethrin and wouldn’t have a tick on me ever after. Joe, a fellow hiker who started 2 days after me, caught up to me and made it into Plush. His ordered socks hadn’t arrived yet so he decided to join me at the Wee house and zero with me. Both our bodies were hurting so it was a welcome break from hiking. I spend these 3.5 days moving as little as possible while eating as much as possible and drinking pop. Sally, the owner of the house surprised us with burgers, pizza and more pop and told us that Cheryl Strayed wrote the final piece of “wild” here in this exact house and wooden desk. That book had changed thru-hiking and especially the PCT forever. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #thruhiking  #hiking  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #deserthiking  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikingroute

June 11 / Day 9 / mile 242 to 266:
Most of the day was following 2 track dirt roads towards Plush. The heat was brutal but luckily there were plenty of water sources along the route. I got to a cliff where I had to bushwhack and scramble my way down cross country. I felt watched by at least a dozen vultures sitting in the trees waiting for me to mess up out there so they could feed on my body. I got to the very small town of Plush in the early afternoon to find out that the General Store lost my resupply box and the water filter I ordered hadn’t arrived yet, It would still be another 2 days before it arrived. I was going back and forwards in my mind what to do. Plush seemed like the last place you want to hang out for several days. At least you can camp for free in the community park. So I went there to find a spot to set up my tent, walked 100ft across the park and became the  main entree for thousands of mosquitoes. I rushed out of the park to find 2 ticks latched onto my legs and a couple more crawling on my pants. The park was out of the question. Back at the store the employee told me about wifi at the school (there’s no phone signal in Plush). So I went to the school that I thought was closed and met LuAnn. She invited me to stay at the Wee House for as long as I wanted to and gave me a bottle of permethrin to treat my clothes and gear with. She said their cowboys use it for mosquitoes and ticks and swear by it. Jackpot. My lost resupply box was forgotten.
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#oregondeserttrail #easternoregon #desertadventures #theoregondesert #thruhike #thruhiking #hiking #odt #odt2019 #oregon #deserthiking #oregonhighdesert #oregonexplored #hikingroute #nature

June 11 / Day 9 / mile 242 to 266: Most of the day was following 2 track dirt roads towards Plush. The heat was brutal but luckily there were plenty of water sources along the route. I got to a cliff where I had to bushwhack and scramble my way down cross country. I felt watched by at least a dozen vultures sitting in the trees waiting for me to mess up out there so they could feed on my body. I got to the very small town of Plush in the early afternoon to find out that the General Store lost my resupply box and the water filter I ordered hadn’t arrived yet, It would still be another 2 days before it arrived. I was going back and forwards in my mind what to do. Plush seemed like the last place you want to hang out for several days. At least you can camp for free in the community park. So I went there to find a spot to set up my tent, walked 100ft across the park and became the main entree for thousands of mosquitoes. I rushed out of the park to find 2 ticks latched onto my legs and a couple more crawling on my pants. The park was out of the question. Back at the store the employee told me about wifi at the school (there’s no phone signal in Plush). So I went to the school that I thought was closed and met LuAnn. She invited me to stay at the Wee House for as long as I wanted to and gave me a bottle of permethrin to treat my clothes and gear with. She said their cowboys use it for mosquitoes and ticks and swear by it. Jackpot. My lost resupply box was forgotten. . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #thruhiking  #hiking  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #deserthiking  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikingroute  #nature

June 10 / Day 8 / mile 212 to 242:
I woke up from a tick crawling across my neck, another one had latched on my belly over night and a 3rd one was crawling on my tent floor. Only a few minutes in and there was the first creek crossing for the day, many more would follow which made for wet feet the whole day and mosquitoes heaven. I came across the first big snowy slope I had to cross and was kinda excited about finding snow in the desert. I was really looking forward to get to Abert Rim which rises 2490 feet above the valley floor and is one of the highest fault scarps in the US and the longest exposed fault scarp in North America. The views from up there are outstanding but so were the mosquitoes. I wish I could have spend more time up there but the constant bzz and bite didn’t allow much enjoyment. The 6 mi cross country to and from Abert Rim are very rough and were very painful on my feet. This was the first day I wish I didn’t stick to my Altra Superiors but something with max cushion. Seeing those Pronghorn Antelopes gracefully running/jumping away over rocks and roots where I walk like a new born made me question our role as the supreme species 🤔
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June 10 / Day 8 / mile 212 to 242: I woke up from a tick crawling across my neck, another one had latched on my belly over night and a 3rd one was crawling on my tent floor. Only a few minutes in and there was the first creek crossing for the day, many more would follow which made for wet feet the whole day and mosquitoes heaven. I came across the first big snowy slope I had to cross and was kinda excited about finding snow in the desert. I was really looking forward to get to Abert Rim which rises 2490 feet above the valley floor and is one of the highest fault scarps in the US and the longest exposed fault scarp in North America. The views from up there are outstanding but so were the mosquitoes. I wish I could have spend more time up there but the constant bzz and bite didn’t allow much enjoyment. The 6 mi cross country to and from Abert Rim are very rough and were very painful on my feet. This was the first day I wish I didn’t stick to my Altra Superiors but something with max cushion. Seeing those Pronghorn Antelopes gracefully running/jumping away over rocks and roots where I walk like a new born made me question our role as the supreme species 🤔 . . .  #abertrim  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #ilovehiking  #lovelifeoutside  #hikemore  #hikerslife

June 9 / Day 7 / mile 179 to 212:
I woke up very excited to see the sunrise from Morgan Lookout and didn’t get disappointed. There’s something about watching the sun rise above the high desert and feel it warm up. I still had lots of miles on actual trail ahead of me which I looked forward to. But there was also lots of (stagnant) water around which caused a mosquito invasion. This was the day I started to get serious pain in my feet and blisters started to grow. So I took the time to soak my feet in cold creek water and put tape on the blisters. I lost the gasket from my water filter at this exact creek which really really pissed me off. I got to the road junction to Lakeview to late to hitch a ride into town where I could possibly find a replacement and decided to move on and 
ordered a new filter online to the next town, Plush.
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June 9 / Day 7 / mile 179 to 212: I woke up very excited to see the sunrise from Morgan Lookout and didn’t get disappointed. There’s something about watching the sun rise above the high desert and feel it warm up. I still had lots of miles on actual trail ahead of me which I looked forward to. But there was also lots of (stagnant) water around which caused a mosquito invasion. This was the day I started to get serious pain in my feet and blisters started to grow. So I took the time to soak my feet in cold creek water and put tape on the blisters. I lost the gasket from my water filter at this exact creek which really really pissed me off. I got to the road junction to Lakeview to late to hitch a ride into town where I could possibly find a replacement and decided to move on and ordered a new filter online to the next town, Plush. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikelife  #hikemore  #sunrise

Day 6 / June 8 / mile 153 to 179 
I woke up to a frosty morning and started my road walk into the small town of Paisley. I got there early in the morning, had coffee and breakfast at the general store, met many curious locals I shared stories with and recharged my electronics. The guidebook showed a lookout tower 19 miles from Paisley. So I decided to go for it and hoped there’s a way to stay in there for the night. There wasn’t. But the public bathroom was good enough for me. The hike out of Paisley enjoyed up to Morgan lookout tower was very enjoyable since there was plenty of water along the way and an actual trail for once. I got to the high point and mother nature started to show off. The sunset felt like one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen. All around me nothing but rolling hills and snowcapped summits raising up from the desert floor. The sky was so colorful, a photo can’t nearly reflect. I went to bed with a smile on my face. This was an almost perfect day on trail.
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Day 6 / June 8 / mile 153 to 179 I woke up to a frosty morning and started my road walk into the small town of Paisley. I got there early in the morning, had coffee and breakfast at the general store, met many curious locals I shared stories with and recharged my electronics. The guidebook showed a lookout tower 19 miles from Paisley. So I decided to go for it and hoped there’s a way to stay in there for the night. There wasn’t. But the public bathroom was good enough for me. The hike out of Paisley enjoyed up to Morgan lookout tower was very enjoyable since there was plenty of water along the way and an actual trail for once. I got to the high point and mother nature started to show off. The sunset felt like one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen. All around me nothing but rolling hills and snowcapped summits raising up from the desert floor. The sky was so colorful, a photo can’t nearly reflect. I went to bed with a smile on my face. This was an almost perfect day on trail. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikertrash  #hikeon  #hikemore  #hikerslife

We're at it again! Heading to the Steens to clear trail in Big Indian Gorge. If you've been out there in the past few years you will see the cumulative work our hardworking ONDA volunteers have done to maintain this awesome section of the Oregon Desert Trail!

We're at it again! Heading to the Steens to clear trail in Big Indian Gorge. If you've been out there in the past few years you will see the cumulative work our hardworking ONDA volunteers have done to maintain this awesome section of the Oregon Desert Trail!

June 7 / Day 5 / mile 128 to 153:
I woke up to a frozen tent, opened the vestibule to increase air flow and couldn’t believe what I saw. The colored dots in the distance that I couldn’t identify the night before were wild horses. There was a big herd of wild horses with several foals right in front of me. It wasn’t long until they discovered me and started running up the hill. The impact of their hooves was so intense I could feel the ground rumbling beneath me. I made my way cross  country up to Diablo Peak and had mixed feelings. The views were outstanding but there were some nasty clouds rolling in and the guidebook even states „weather can move in quickly ... one does not want to be caught on Diablo Peak during a storm.“. So I didn’t spend much time up there and made my way down while l was rained, snowed and hailed on. I was excited for some town food the next day and camped along the road only a few hours out of Paisley.
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June 7 / Day 5 / mile 128 to 153: I woke up to a frozen tent, opened the vestibule to increase air flow and couldn’t believe what I saw. The colored dots in the distance that I couldn’t identify the night before were wild horses. There was a big herd of wild horses with several foals right in front of me. It wasn’t long until they discovered me and started running up the hill. The impact of their hooves was so intense I could feel the ground rumbling beneath me. I made my way cross country up to Diablo Peak and had mixed feelings. The views were outstanding but there were some nasty clouds rolling in and the guidebook even states „weather can move in quickly ... one does not want to be caught on Diablo Peak during a storm.“. So I didn’t spend much time up there and made my way down while l was rained, snowed and hailed on. I was excited for some town food the next day and camped along the road only a few hours out of Paisley. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikelife  #hikemore  #hikerslife

Day 4 / June 6 / mile 84 to 128
At noon I said bye to Taryn, left Christmas Valley and headed back out on the trail. The Christmas Valley alternate shaves off ~25 mi which I didn’t fully realize at the time and carried 6.5 liters for the next 20 mi. The day was overcast, raining on and off and almost cold. I wanted to get as close as possible to Diablo Rim where I would start a 10 mi cross country hike up and down the peak. I got to the end off the road, set up camp and saw something moving up and down the hills but couldn’t identify it until the next morning.
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Day 4 / June 6 / mile 84 to 128 At noon I said bye to Taryn, left Christmas Valley and headed back out on the trail. The Christmas Valley alternate shaves off ~25 mi which I didn’t fully realize at the time and carried 6.5 liters for the next 20 mi. The day was overcast, raining on and off and almost cold. I wanted to get as close as possible to Diablo Rim where I would start a 10 mi cross country hike up and down the peak. I got to the end off the road, set up camp and saw something moving up and down the hills but couldn’t identify it until the next morning. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikelife  #hikemore  #hikerslife

Canyon View (swipe for no crop)

I was pleased to find this colorful desert plant growing on the rim of a canyon in the far desert country of Eastern Oregon.

Canon 5D Mark IV, 16-35mm lens at 21mm, polarizer, 1/10 seconds, f/14, ISO 100  #owyheecanyonlands #oregondesert #theoregondesert #oregonisbeautiful #cascadiaexplored #easternoregon

Canyon View (swipe for no crop) I was pleased to find this colorful desert plant growing on the rim of a canyon in the far desert country of Eastern Oregon. Canon 5D Mark IV, 16-35mm lens at 21mm, polarizer, 1/10 seconds, f/14, ISO 100  #owyheecanyonlands  #oregondesert  #theoregondesert  #oregonisbeautiful  #cascadiaexplored  #easternoregon

Day 3 / June 5 / mile 67 to 84:
To avoid hiking in the midday heat I got up at 4 am. Dehydrated because of my mess up from the day before and low on water I wanted to get to town as early and fast as possible. I was so excited for @transient_rose and a chilled Dr. Pepper. Shortly after I started the day a tick had latched on my shin. I had been warned about them but couldn’t believe one had gotten me on the 2nd/3rd day already. I hiked along The Crack in the Ground for some time. A volcanic fissure about 2 miles long with depths measuring nearly 30 feet below ground level.
I made it to town at 11 am where Taryn awaited me already. What a woman! We had lunch, checked in at the hotel where I washed my clothes, back washed my water filter and headed out to explore the nearby Fort Rock. A volcanic tuff ring, located on an ice age lake bed, about 4,460 feet in diameter and about 200 feet high above the surrounding plain. Its name is derived from the tall, straight sides that resemble the palisades of a fort. Back at the hotel I did a lot of stretching for my sore muscles and just enjoyed being in a cool room with my love. This day with Taryn was extremely important for the rest of my ODT adventure and made me love this girl even more.
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Day 3 / June 5 / mile 67 to 84: To avoid hiking in the midday heat I got up at 4 am. Dehydrated because of my mess up from the day before and low on water I wanted to get to town as early and fast as possible. I was so excited for @transient_rose and a chilled Dr. Pepper. Shortly after I started the day a tick had latched on my shin. I had been warned about them but couldn’t believe one had gotten me on the 2nd/3rd day already. I hiked along The Crack in the Ground for some time. A volcanic fissure about 2 miles long with depths measuring nearly 30 feet below ground level. I made it to town at 11 am where Taryn awaited me already. What a woman! We had lunch, checked in at the hotel where I washed my clothes, back washed my water filter and headed out to explore the nearby Fort Rock. A volcanic tuff ring, located on an ice age lake bed, about 4,460 feet in diameter and about 200 feet high above the surrounding plain. Its name is derived from the tall, straight sides that resemble the palisades of a fort. Back at the hotel I did a lot of stretching for my sore muscles and just enjoyed being in a cool room with my love. This day with Taryn was extremely important for the rest of my ODT adventure and made me love this girl even more. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #fortrock  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikelife  #hikemore  #hikerslife

Day 2 / June 4 / mile 36 to 67:
This was an exposed and hot section with very limited water sources available and turned out to be a very emotional day for me. Leaving last nights camp I had a couple of water sources ahead, most unreliable and approx. 50 mi left to the town of Christmas Valley. I got to a nasty but filled cow pond and had a brain fart. Instead of taking the extra 1.5 mi off trail to a cow trough with possibly clear water I decided to try and filter this nasty water. Big mistake. It took me over 2 hrs to filter 2 liters, ruined my brand new sawyer squeeze and still had 30+ miles to town. So I tried to put my head down and get the upcoming 14 miles of cross country in as fast as possible. But my mind kept going off about the mistake I just made and the fact that my filter was done. I wasn’t happy and not enjoying myself at all. All I wanted was to go home. I never had that feeling while hiking before. Coincidentally @transient_rose gave me a call, listened to me complain and spontaneously decided to come down to Christmas Valley the next day, bring me a new filter and spend the night with me. What a boost. I wanted to get as close to town as possible and hiked late into the night.
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Day 2 / June 4 / mile 36 to 67: This was an exposed and hot section with very limited water sources available and turned out to be a very emotional day for me. Leaving last nights camp I had a couple of water sources ahead, most unreliable and approx. 50 mi left to the town of Christmas Valley. I got to a nasty but filled cow pond and had a brain fart. Instead of taking the extra 1.5 mi off trail to a cow trough with possibly clear water I decided to try and filter this nasty water. Big mistake. It took me over 2 hrs to filter 2 liters, ruined my brand new sawyer squeeze and still had 30+ miles to town. So I tried to put my head down and get the upcoming 14 miles of cross country in as fast as possible. But my mind kept going off about the mistake I just made and the fact that my filter was done. I wasn’t happy and not enjoying myself at all. All I wanted was to go home. I never had that feeling while hiking before. Coincidentally @transient_rose gave me a call, listened to me complain and spontaneously decided to come down to Christmas Valley the next day, bring me a new filter and spend the night with me. What a boost. I wanted to get as close to town as possible and hiked late into the night. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikelife  #hikemore  #hikerslife

Day 1 / June 3 / mile 1 to 36:
I woke up next to @transient_rose at Reynolds Pond. Sleeping bag and tent soaking wet due to condensation from the pond. We hiked back to our car, had coffee and breakfast there and drove to Tumulus Trailhead, the western terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail. Full of excitement to finally start hiking but also sadness to leave my love for a month I had tears in my eyes as I started walking into what would become the most challenging and painful hike of my life. The route finding was easy and the land full of wildflowers and amazing views. The further I walked the more exposed and hot it became but my biggest concern was soon to disappear. Every pond, creek and spring listed on the water chart was either full or flowing. My legs, feet and shoulders were aching as I walked into camp late at night. I couldn’t believe the beauty of the land I just walked through. I grabbed some water from the nearby spring, set up my tent, had dinner and went to bed totally exhausted but excited to see more of this wild country.
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Day 1 / June 3 / mile 1 to 36: I woke up next to @transient_rose at Reynolds Pond. Sleeping bag and tent soaking wet due to condensation from the pond. We hiked back to our car, had coffee and breakfast there and drove to Tumulus Trailhead, the western terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail. Full of excitement to finally start hiking but also sadness to leave my love for a month I had tears in my eyes as I started walking into what would become the most challenging and painful hike of my life. The route finding was easy and the land full of wildflowers and amazing views. The further I walked the more exposed and hot it became but my biggest concern was soon to disappear. Every pond, creek and spring listed on the water chart was either full or flowing. My legs, feet and shoulders were aching as I walked into camp late at night. I couldn’t believe the beauty of the land I just walked through. I grabbed some water from the nearby spring, set up my tent, had dinner and went to bed totally exhausted but excited to see more of this wild country. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #easternoregon  #desertadventures  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #odt  #odt2019  #oregon  #getonthetrail  #optoutside  #deserthiking  #getoutside  #oregonhighdesert  #oregonexplored  #hikemore  #lifeoutdoors  #hikertrash  #takeahike  #hiker_mentality  #hiker  #hikingphoto  #hikingtheglobe  #hikingtime  #hikingtrail  #ilovehiking  #naturewalk  #lovelifeoutside  #hikelife  #hikemore  #hikerslife

Jun 2: @transient_rose and I camped out together at Reynolds Pond. Only a few minutes drive to the western terminus of the ODT this seemed to be the perfect spot to relax and get in the right mindset for my upcoming adventure across the Oregon high desert.
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Jun 2: @transient_rose and I camped out together at Reynolds Pond. Only a few minutes drive to the western terminus of the ODT this seemed to be the perfect spot to relax and get in the right mindset for my upcoming adventure across the Oregon high desert. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #odt  #thruhike  #theoregondesert

27 days and 750 miles later I reached the end of the Oregon Desert Trail. This journey has surprised me in so many ways showing me what hiking off the beaten tracks really means. It was an epic hike that I can’t put into words. I am very grateful that I got to hike and share this experience with @joehikes_. You gave me so much inspiration and motivation to push through all the pain and toughest times out there. Thank you @oregondeserttrail and @wearehikertrash for the continuous effort you put in to give us the possibility to experience the beauty of the Oregon high desert.
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27 days and 750 miles later I reached the end of the Oregon Desert Trail. This journey has surprised me in so many ways showing me what hiking off the beaten tracks really means. It was an epic hike that I can’t put into words. I am very grateful that I got to hike and share this experience with @joehikes_. You gave me so much inspiration and motivation to push through all the pain and toughest times out there. Thank you @oregondeserttrail and @wearehikertrash for the continuous effort you put in to give us the possibility to experience the beauty of the Oregon high desert. . . .  #oregondeserttrail  #theoregondesert  #thruhike  #thetrek

We are so exited to be the first Raft n' Brew of the season!!! 50% of all proceeds will benefit @TheEnvironmentalCenter! ⠀
Join us on Wednesday, July 3, for a super fun Big Eddy Thriller whitewater rafting trip followed by a complimentary beer tasting of our tasty brews! ⠀
Raft n' Brew is for guests 21 and older only. Cost is only $59 per person and includes a complimentary beer tasting. Contact @SunCountryTours to book. ⠀
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We are so exited to be the first Raft n' Brew of the season!!! 50% of all proceeds will benefit @TheEnvironmentalCenter! ⠀ Join us on Wednesday, July 3, for a super fun Big Eddy Thriller whitewater rafting trip followed by a complimentary beer tasting of our tasty brews! ⠀ Raft n' Brew is for guests 21 and older only. Cost is only $59 per person and includes a complimentary beer tasting. Contact @SunCountryTours to book. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #whitewaterrafting  #raftandbrew  #oregoncraftbeer

Time for some good old fashioned trail work. Digging in the dirt never felt so good! To the Fremont National Recreation Trail!

Time for some good old fashioned trail work. Digging in the dirt never felt so good! To the Fremont National Recreation Trail!

Tonight is the night! F•R•I•E•N•D•S THEMED TRIVIA!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. All ages are welcome AND IT IS FREE!!!! 🏆⠀
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Tonight is the night! F•R•I•E•N•D•S THEMED TRIVIA!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. All ages are welcome AND IT IS FREE!!!! 🏆⠀ First Place- $30 gift card⠀⠀⠀⠀ Second Place- $20 gift card⠀⠀⠀⠀ Third Place- $10 gift card⠀⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @lastcalltrivia  #trivianight  #inBend  #cascadelakeslodge  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #visitBend  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

Lunch at 7th Street Brew House 🤤🍔🍺⠀
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Lunch at 7th Street Brew House 🤤🍔🍺⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #visitRedmond  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #oregoncraftbeer

Don't have time to hike all 750 miles of the ODT? Try one of these day hikes we shared with Bend Magazine.

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The 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail can be experienced as an epic backpacking excursion, but it can also be explored on day hikes that still show off the stunning landscape. ⁣
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Don't have time to hike all 750 miles of the ODT? Try one of these day hikes we shared with Bend Magazine.  #repost ・・・ The 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail can be experienced as an epic backpacking excursion, but it can also be explored on day hikes that still show off the stunning landscape. ⁣ ⁣ Click the link in our bio to check out four day hikes on the Oregon Desert Trail.⁣ ⁣ Written by Suzanne Johnson

Join us at Cascade Lakes Lodge every Wednesday night for TRIVIA. Tonight is general trivia and next week's Trivia is Friends Themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀⠀
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Join us at Cascade Lakes Lodge every Wednesday night for TRIVIA. Tonight is general trivia and next week's Trivia is Friends Themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀⠀ First Place- $30 gift card⠀⠀⠀ Second Place- $20 gift card⠀⠀⠀ Third Place- $10 gift card⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ @lastcalltrivia  #trivianight  #inBend  #cascadelakeslodge  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #visitBend  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

Soaking up the Saturday sunshine! ☀️🐾🍺⠀
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Soaking up the Saturday sunshine! ☀️🐾🍺⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #oregoncraftbeer  #yeti  #deschutesriver  #BlondeBombshell

Join us tonight at 7th Street Brew House from 6:00-8:00 for BINGO benefiting Camp Eagle Cap!! ⠀
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Join us tonight at 7th Street Brew House from 6:00-8:00 for BINGO benefiting Camp Eagle Cap!! ⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  #7thStreetBrewHouse  #bingo  #campeaglecap  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #visitRedmond  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #oregon  #craftbeer

We are selling our Oregon Desert Trail hats online this week only! Get yours by heading to www.onda.org/donate. $30 will cover hat and shipping and make sure to include "ODT hat" in the comment section. Please place your orders by Thursday night, shipping in Friday.

We are selling our Oregon Desert Trail hats online this week only! Get yours by heading to www.onda.org/donate. $30 will cover hat and shipping and make sure to include "ODT hat" in the comment section. Please place your orders by Thursday night, shipping in Friday.

NEW!!! Silipint Dog Bowls $12 - Perfect for your weekend adventures or chillin in your backyard! 🐾🍺🐾🍺⠀
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NEW!!! Silipint Dog Bowls $12 - Perfect for your weekend adventures or chillin in your backyard! 🐾🍺🐾🍺⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer @silipint

No big fish stories. Just cold filthy water, bright hot sun and tons of hammock time. And a happy Sophia. #mcnabdog #eaglenestoutfitters #theoregondesert

No big fish stories. Just cold filthy water, bright hot sun and tons of hammock time. And a happy Sophia.  #mcnabdog  #eaglenestoutfitters  #theoregondesert

#25thIPA Photo Challenge! Win a 25th Anniversary hat and t-shirt!! Grab a six pack of our 25th Anniversary IPA and take a snapshot of the beer wherever you go. Tag #25thIPA and you could win! Winner announced the 25th of each month. 🍺📸❤️⠀
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 #25thIPA Photo Challenge! Win a 25th Anniversary hat and t-shirt!! Grab a six pack of our 25th Anniversary IPA and take a snapshot of the beer wherever you go. Tag  #25thIPA and you could win! Winner announced the 25th of each month. 🍺📸❤️⠀ ⠀⠀ 25 years and we’re just getting started!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀  #25thIPA  #cascadelakesbrewing  #cascadelakesale  #25thanniversaryipa  #drinklocal  #craftbeer  #25thIPAsnapshotchallenge  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #oregoncraftbeer

Jess invited a few folks to hike the last 3.3 miles of the  #BadlandsChallenge and shared some stores from her 50.1 miles of hiking in the Badlands Wilderness. I got to tick off another few miles of my challenge. Still a ways to go... Oh darn, I guess there is more hiking to do. 😁

Jess invited a few folks to hike the last 3.3 miles of the  #BadlandsChallenge and shared some stores from her 50.1 miles of hiking in the Badlands Wilderness. I got to tick off another few miles of my challenge. Still a ways to go... Oh darn, I guess there is more hiking to do. 😁

Completed 50.1/50.1 miles of the #badlandschallenge today with this fine group of hikers!

I really enjoyed seeing each unique trail. I learned about wildflowers and other native plants. I wondered about what animals left their tracks in the sand. I scrambled around rock formations and navigated cross country to connect different trails. I camped under the stars and sought shelter in the heat of the day. And I wrote a haiku about it. I'll share tomorrow.

What a great motivator to get out and explore all of the Badlands instead if the same old familiar trails! And while I've covered all those trail miles, there is much more I want to see off-trail. Plus I noticed that two trails in the wilderness didn't make it on the challenge list, so of course I have to go back and walk those.

And then it's on to the next project... There's no time to get bored around here :) #theoregondesert #backyardbend #bendoutdoors #hiking #oregonhiking #outdoorwomen #womenwhohike #desert #challenge

Completed 50.1/50.1 miles of the  #badlandschallenge today with this fine group of hikers! I really enjoyed seeing each unique trail. I learned about wildflowers and other native plants. I wondered about what animals left their tracks in the sand. I scrambled around rock formations and navigated cross country to connect different trails. I camped under the stars and sought shelter in the heat of the day. And I wrote a haiku about it. I'll share tomorrow. What a great motivator to get out and explore all of the Badlands instead if the same old familiar trails! And while I've covered all those trail miles, there is much more I want to see off-trail. Plus I noticed that two trails in the wilderness didn't make it on the challenge list, so of course I have to go back and walk those. And then it's on to the next project... There's no time to get bored around here :)  #theoregondesert  #backyardbend  #bendoutdoors  #hiking  #oregonhiking  #outdoorwomen  #womenwhohike  #desert  #challenge

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Come on in for a pint (or two) of our Kölsch! ⠀
Now on tap! ⠀
Brewed seriously with less than serious things in mind, this crisp, refreshing, bright, golden brew is a perfect companion to all summer hobbies. This easy-drinking traditional German ale is a summer go-to for all your summer adventures. Whether it was a hike, bike ride, or round of golf; you earned this one (or two).⠀
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Need a cure for the Monday blues? Come on in for a pint (or two) of our Kölsch! ⠀ Now on tap! ⠀ Brewed seriously with less than serious things in mind, this crisp, refreshing, bright, golden brew is a perfect companion to all summer hobbies. This easy-drinking traditional German ale is a summer go-to for all your summer adventures. Whether it was a hike, bike ride, or round of golf; you earned this one (or two).⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer  #kolsch

It may seem like this is #thepaintedhills but actually we are two hours away. Fours hours down a backroad in #centraloregon the #wildflowers were plentiful with contrast of purple, yellow, white, red and so #green. Who knew the #highdesert could have so much color. The sun really played with the coloring of the hills. Location: in between #Brothers#Antelope#Post #contrast#naturesbeauty#pointofview#pnwonderland#easternoregon#centeroforegon#backyardbend#exploreoregon#traveloregon#oregonbadlandswilderness#remoteoregon#thehillsarealive#optoutside#theweekend#oregonhighdesert#theoregondesert

It may seem like this is  #thepaintedhills but actually we are two hours away. Fours hours down a backroad in  #centraloregon the  #wildflowers were plentiful with contrast of purple, yellow, white, red and so  #green. Who knew the  #highdesert could have so much color. The sun really played with the coloring of the hills. Location: in between  #Brothers #Antelope #Post  #contrast #naturesbeauty #pointofview #pnwonderland #easternoregon #centeroforegon #backyardbend #exploreoregon #traveloregon #oregonbadlandswilderness #remoteoregon #thehillsarealive #optoutside #theweekend #oregonhighdesert #theoregondesert

Pineapple Kush IPA, the perfect weekend treat! ⠀
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Pineapple Kush IPA, the perfect weekend treat! ⠀ Great pic by @frankenstoned_509⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer  #pineapplekush  #pineapplekushipa  #kushpush

Tonight’s specials at our Bend pub are a Summer Salmon Salad and Wagyu Beef Sirloin. Both dishes feature local vegetables from @groundworksorganics and they are fantastic! .⠀⠀
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Tonight’s specials at our Bend pub are a Summer Salmon Salad and Wagyu Beef Sirloin. Both dishes feature local vegetables from @groundworksorganics and they are fantastic! .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

I heard today is #getoutdoorsday but shouldn't that be, like, every day? 🤔

#getoutstayout #wilderness #vitaminsunshine #blueskies #hiking #sagebrush #theoregondesert #hike366

I heard today is  #getoutdoorsday but shouldn't that be, like, every day? 🤔  #getoutstayout  #wilderness  #vitaminsunshine  #blueskies  #hiking  #sagebrush  #theoregondesert  #hike366

Early start this morning to get in a Badlands hike before it got too hot. I'm now at 46.7/50.1 miles of the #badlandschallenge which means one more hike to go!

Flowers are still popping out there. If you want to be on the invite list for the final hike, send me a message. Probably heading back for a sunset romp and celebration next week.

#theoregondesert #exploregon #wilderness #ourpubliclands #wildflowers #hiking #oregonhikers #letsgohiking

Early start this morning to get in a Badlands hike before it got too hot. I'm now at 46.7/50.1 miles of the  #badlandschallenge which means one more hike to go! Flowers are still popping out there. If you want to be on the invite list for the final hike, send me a message. Probably heading back for a sunset romp and celebration next week.  #theoregondesert  #exploregon  #wilderness  #ourpubliclands  #wildflowers  #hiking  #oregonhikers  #letsgohiking

Another view of Oregon's high desert.

#lake #theoregondesert #offthebeatenpath #exploregon #hiking #adventure #solitude #wildwest

Another view of Oregon's high desert.  #lake  #theoregondesert  #offthebeatenpath  #exploregon  #hiking  #adventure  #solitude  #wildwest

Getting pretty excited for the Oregon Trail themed obstacle race at the @highdesertmuseum on Friday. So here's a pretty view of Oregon's high desert as it may have been seen in the pioneer days.

Or ten years ago.

Or today, really.

The high desert is a wild, wide open space even today.

#theoregondesert #exploregon #clouds #wideopenspaces #oregontrail #solitude

Getting pretty excited for the Oregon Trail themed obstacle race at the @highdesertmuseum on Friday. So here's a pretty view of Oregon's high desert as it may have been seen in the pioneer days. Or ten years ago. Or today, really. The high desert is a wild, wide open space even today.  #theoregondesert  #exploregon  #clouds  #wideopenspaces  #oregontrail  #solitude

Oregon you never stop impressing me ❤️ #centraloregon #highdesert #johndayfossilbeds #theoregondesert

Oregon you never stop impressing me ❤️  #centraloregon  #highdesert  #johndayfossilbeds  #theoregondesert

One of our many new dishes at Cascade Lakes Lodge in Bend- MOUNTAIN POUTINE- A bucket of beer battered French fries topped with a brandy bleu cheese sauce, crisp pork belly and finished with bleu cheese crumbles. Trust me, they are AMAZING! 😋🍺⠀
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One of our many new dishes at Cascade Lakes Lodge in Bend- MOUNTAIN POUTINE- A bucket of beer battered French fries topped with a brandy bleu cheese sauce, crisp pork belly and finished with bleu cheese crumbles. Trust me, they are AMAZING! 😋🍺⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inBend  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

TONIGHT!!!!! ⠀
Who will take the Trivia Throne?! 🐲⚔️ Tonight's Last Call Trivia is Game of Thrones themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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TONIGHT!!!!! ⠀ Who will take the Trivia Throne?! 🐲⚔️ Tonight's Last Call Trivia is Game of Thrones themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀ First Place- $30 gift card⠀⠀⠀⠀ Second Place- $20 gift card⠀⠀⠀⠀ Third Place- $10 gift card⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ @lastcalltrivia  #trivianight  #inBend  #cascadelakeslodge  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #visitBend  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer  #gameofthrones  #whowilltakethethrone

Who will take the Trivia Throne?! 🐲⚔️🛡Tomorrow night's Last Call Trivia is Game of Thrones themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀⠀
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Who will take the Trivia Throne?! 🐲⚔️🛡Tomorrow night's Last Call Trivia is Game of Thrones themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀⠀ First Place- $30 gift card⠀⠀⠀ Second Place- $20 gift card⠀⠀⠀ Third Place- $10 gift card⠀⠀⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ @lastcalltrivia  #trivianight  #inBend  #cascadelakeslodge  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #visitBend  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer @gameofthrones  #whowilltakethethrone

Join ONDA staff and supporters for a series of Sagebrush Sippers community happy hours at our offices in Bend and Portland this summer. Chat with fellow desert enthusiasts, enjoy cold beverages (thanks, @immersionbrewing!) and learn about new ways to advocate for and explore Oregon’s high desert. Details are at ONDA.org/events

Join ONDA staff and supporters for a series of Sagebrush Sippers community happy hours at our offices in Bend and Portland this summer. Chat with fellow desert enthusiasts, enjoy cold beverages (thanks, @immersionbrewing!) and learn about new ways to advocate for and explore Oregon’s high desert. Details are at ONDA.org/events

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Great pic by @luna_scottish_princess⠀
Thanks for sharing and cute pup!! ⠀
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🐾🍺🏄🏼‍♀️📸⠀ Great pic by @luna_scottish_princess⠀ Thanks for sharing and cute pup!! ⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer  #PineappleKush  #dogsandbeer  #beerdog

Good Luck to all the PPP participants! Join us for a beer after the big event! 🍺⛷🚴‍♀️🚣🏼‍♀️⠀
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Good Luck to all the PPP participants! Join us for a beer after the big event! 🍺⛷🚴‍♀️🚣🏼‍♀️⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀  #PolePedalPaddle  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

Pole, Pedal, Paddle Pasta! ⛷🚴‍♀️🚣🏼‍♀️🍝⠀
Our annual tradition to get you carbed up before the big race! Our Spaghetti Bolognese special starts tonight at 4pm. ⠀
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Pole, Pedal, Paddle Pasta! ⛷🚴‍♀️🚣🏼‍♀️🍝⠀ Our annual tradition to get you carbed up before the big race! Our Spaghetti Bolognese special starts tonight at 4pm. ⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀  #PolePedalPaddle  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

Join us at Cascade Lakes Lodge every Wednesday night for TRIVIA. Tonight is general trivia and next week's Trivia is Game of Thrones Themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀
First Place- $30 gift card⠀⠀
Second Place- $20 gift card⠀⠀
Third Place- $10 gift card⠀⠀
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Join us at Cascade Lakes Lodge every Wednesday night for TRIVIA. Tonight is general trivia and next week's Trivia is Game of Thrones Themed!!! Trivia goes from 7-9pm. AND IT IS FREE!!!! ⠀⠀ First Place- $30 gift card⠀⠀ Second Place- $20 gift card⠀⠀ Third Place- $10 gift card⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ @lastcalltrivia  #trivianight  #inBend  #cascadelakeslodge  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #visitBend  #oregoncraftbeer  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #oregoncraftbeer

I'm not obsessed with desert wildflowers...
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Okay, maybe I am. ☺️ #theoregondesert #wildflowers #hiking #spring #nature #colorfulworld

I'm not obsessed with desert wildflowers... . . . . Okay, maybe I am. ☺️  #theoregondesert  #wildflowers  #hiking  #spring  #nature  #colorfulworld

Sunset over the Oregon Badlands. Just one reason to spend a night camping there.

#theoregondesert #badlandschallenge #sunset #backpacking #oregonhikers

Sunset over the Oregon Badlands. Just one reason to spend a night camping there.  #theoregondesert  #badlandschallenge  #sunset  #backpacking  #oregonhikers

A successful solo overnighter puts me at 31.6/50 miles of the #badlandschallenge . 
Flowers are still spectacular. This is such a choice location for spring hiking. I think I'll have to make a habit of spending at least one night here each spring.

Still waiting for the buckwheat flowers to bloom. I sense it will be very soon.

I've got three hikes left so I'm on track to finish before the summer heat sets in!

#backpacking #theoregondesert #backyardbend #spring #getoutside #vitaminsunshine #oregonhikers

A successful solo overnighter puts me at 31.6/50 miles of the  #badlandschallenge . Flowers are still spectacular. This is such a choice location for spring hiking. I think I'll have to make a habit of spending at least one night here each spring. Still waiting for the buckwheat flowers to bloom. I sense it will be very soon. I've got three hikes left so I'm on track to finish before the summer heat sets in!  #backpacking  #theoregondesert  #backyardbend  #spring  #getoutside  #vitaminsunshine  #oregonhikers

Treat your mom to a Salted Caramel Porter. On draft at both our locations and available in 22 oz. bottles. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! 💐💗⠀
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Treat your mom to a Salted Caramel Porter. On draft at both our locations and available in 22 oz. bottles. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! 💐💗⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀  #happymothersday  #saltedcaramelporter  #drinklocal  #drinkcraft  #pnwbeer  #inRedmond  #inBend  #visitRedmond  #visitBend  #BendAleTrail  #oregoncraftbeer  #philstrail  #cotamb  #theoregondesert  #logecamps

Today’s the big day! For Day of Action and Teacher Appreciation Week Cascade Lakes Brewing Company would like to show our support by offering all teachers in Central Oregon (Bend/LaPine, Redmond, Sisters, etc.) School Districts a pint on us! Offer is valid at both our locations, Cascade Lakes Lodge in Bend and Seventh Street Brew House in Redmond. Please bring your School District ID to redeem your free pint (Today only).
Cheers to all of our amazing teachers!  Thank you for all you do. 🍎🍺📚✏️
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Today’s the big day! For Day of Action and Teacher Appreciation Week Cascade Lakes Brewing Company would like to show our support by offering all teachers in Central Oregon (Bend/LaPine, Redmond, Sisters, etc.) School Districts a pint on us! Offer is valid at both our locations, Cascade Lakes Lodge in Bend and Seventh Street Brew House in Redmond. Please bring your School District ID to redeem your free pint (Today only). Cheers to all of our amazing teachers! Thank you for all you do. 🍎🍺📚✏️ . . . @bendlapineschools @redmondschools  #teacherappreciationweek  #dayofaction  #inBend  #inRedmond  #visitbend  #visitredmond  #philstrail  #cotamb  #mtbachelor  #theoregondesert  #logecamps  #osucascades  #oregoncraftbeer

Tonight in Burns: come learn about the amazing adventures to be had in Harney County and beyond on the Oregon Desert Trail. 6pm at the Harney County Chamber of Commerce

Tonight in Burns: come learn about the amazing adventures to be had in Harney County and beyond on the Oregon Desert Trail. 6pm at the Harney County Chamber of Commerce

Looking forward to spending some time in Harney County the next few days! ... Sight of the best sunset of my life (after I didn't die in the lightening storm). I'll be giving a presentation tonight about the @oregondeserttrail at the Harney County Chamber in Burns... 6pm. Come by if you are in the area!

Looking forward to spending some time in Harney County the next few days! ... Sight of the best sunset of my life (after I didn't die in the lightening storm). I'll be giving a presentation tonight about the @oregondeserttrail at the Harney County Chamber in Burns... 6pm. Come by if you are in the area!

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