Harris Beach State Park

This is our third time camping at Harris Beach State Park in Brookings. We love the area and it’s a great state park. Well maintained and plenty of hookups sites available with the summer crowds gone. Unfortunately this has been one of the wettest Octobers on record. Oh well. Praise the lord and pass the […]

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park is a quick drive from Jaime’s family. The forecast called for a break in the rain so I drove over to take pictures of ther waterfalls and fall foliage. The rains had fired up the waterfalls but not knocked off the leaves yet. Great conditions. Cavern behind North Falls. Silver creek.

Belknap Springs

We moved down the road to Camp Yale at Belknap Springs to meet up with Jaime’s brother Jim and his wife Tami. The weather turned into a soggy Oregon mist but we still enjoyed our stay soaking in the hot spring fed pools. After Jim and Tami departed on Sunday, I put on my Gortex […]

Waldo Lake

I had been looking forward to getting back to Waldo Lake. My family has been coming here for years and it’s a very special place. The lake is in the Cascades Mountains between Eugene and Bend. It’s kind of Oregon’s answer to Lake Tahoe but more remote and less visited. Motorized boats are banned so it’s […]

McKenzie River Trail

The McKenzie River Trail in Oregon is one of my favorite places. It offers spectacular scenery, hiking, an awesome trail for moutain biking, waterfalls, hot springs, and fishing. The colors of the water and surrounding forest are surreal. Sahalie and Koosah falls are easily accessible from the road. Tamolitch Blue Pool is a little more […]

Opal Creek

We had kind of planned on going to Glacier National Park in September. Glacier is one of our favorite National Parks if not favorite. But Oregon seems to be tugging at our heart so we are looking at staying and exploring more of this beautiful state before the infamous rains arrive and we start heading […]

Pacific City, Oregon

I think I can count the number of warm sunny days I’ve spent on the Oregon Coast on one hand. We stayed five days at Pacific City Thousand Trails and managed to hit the beach weather loto with highs in the 80’s. The park has trails to the beach across the road and you can even […]