Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Trail – Explore Bend

Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park is one of my favorite winter hikes! Smith Rock is located in Terrebonne, Oregon (30 minutes north of Bend) and it is a great spot to enjoy some sunshine along with stunning scenic views. Smith Rock offers a number of outdoor adventures, but today’s post focuses on … More Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Trail – Explore Bend

Explore Bend – Crescent Moon Ranch Alpaca Destination

We LOVE Crescent Moon Ranch. It is one of our favorite spots to go as a family. If you love fresh air, scenic views, and ridiculously cute alpacas, then this is the spot for you. Adults and children alike will enjoy their visit to the ranch as they stroll down the grassy lanes and greet … More Explore Bend – Crescent Moon Ranch Alpaca Destination

The Bend Ale Trail

Ah, Bend. The outdoorsy little town nestled in sweet central Oregon. Its intoxicating vibes and surrounding beauty will have you head over heels the moment you arrive. It is also home to the Bend Ale Trail, what is claimed to be the ‘largest beer trail in the west’. If locals aren’t out exploring the endless … More The Bend Ale Trail

Hoh River Trail

Backpacking the Hoh River Trail was my first real backpacking trip and I absolutely loved it! Hoh River Trail is located in Washington’s Olympic National Park and can be easily accessed via the 101. A permit is required if you want to camp overnight on this trail – they are easily obtainable at the ranger’s station … More Hoh River Trail

Proxy Falls

My first visit to Proxy Falls was over a year ago and I loved it so much, that I had to come back! Proxy Falls trail is located in Willamette National Forest and is a great detour to make when leaving Bend. From Bend to the trailhead, we took the scenic route of Highway 242 and passed several awesome … More Proxy Falls