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Jun 10, 2019 - Head of the Metolius River & Suttle Lake (Lodge & Resort)

After taking in Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery we all jumped back in the truck & headed to the Head of the Metolius River. We walked down a tree lined paved path. At the end of the path you can see the start of the river coming up out of the ground...really cool ! We also drove up to Suttle Lake Lodge & Resort, Pete wanted Joe & Julie to see the wooden doors at the front of the lodge (which are awesome). We walked out to the lakes edge to take in the views, of course cameras were clicking away.

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May 25, 2019 - Belknap Springs to Sisters, OR

May 25, 2019 We have only about 50 miles to drive to Sisters over Hwy126 on the Santiam Pass Scenic Byway through the Cascade Mountains. (Hwy 242 the short route was closed because of snow.). Fly fishing is very popular on the McKenzie River although we saw none. We did not stop to hike the Sahalie and Koosah Falls because it was too cold, about 40 degrees and wet. However, as we approached HooDoo we saw not only evidence of the great fire, but also beautiful blue skies! We had good views of the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor. We turned on...

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Jun 25, 2018 - Sisters, Oregon

Today, Paula and I drove over to Sisters, Oregon. Sisters takes its name from the nearby Three Sisters Mountains. This town's main industry appears to be tourism. I don't think there is any production or other significant industry in town. It is fast growing --population more than doubled from 959 in the 2000 census to 2038 in the 2010 census. The main drag, Cascade Street, is a cacophony of souvenir shops, boutique clothing stores (lots of alpaca clothes) and cute restaurants. Sisters' major celebrity people include Dan Fouts (Hall of Fame...

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May 17, 2018 - 30 Miles Up . . . 20 Miles Down . . .End of Story!

Of course that is not the end! It is never that simple! Although the title of the entry really sums it all up, let me fill you in on a few details of the day, because it reallly was yet another awesome day! So we wake up the normal time, throw the sliding door open to welcome in the sound of the roaring McKenzie River as if flows just feet outside our door. Is there anything better than to wake up to the sound of running water?? All packed up and our bikes ready, we head to breakfast provided by the resort. On the way had to stop for a...

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Jul 23, 2017 - Suttle lake

Another day of great scenery but long miles. We could start to see My. Hood in the distance- still covered in snow. Once we got to Redmond, we could see the 3 Sisters mtns which are also covered in snow. The little town of Sisters is another touristy place but great flower baskets all over town. We drove 10 miles north to Suttle lake and lucked out getting a campsite at South shore. We are looking out at the blue Waters of the lake and the temps have dropped into the 60s. Another good stop!

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May 7, 2017 - Day 08 - McKenzie Bridge to Sisters, OR

Today's ride to Sisters was a brisk 55 miles with total ascent of 4,413’. Sisters, population 2,038 and elevation 3,182’, is a charming little town nestled below the mountains and adjacent to the Deschutes National Forest. It is no wonder that the town’s population more than doubled between the last two census counts. I have probably said this before, but this was the most scenic day yet. Furthermore, the weather was great. It was a bracing 31 degrees when I started and a cool 55 degrees at the summit of Santiam pass. NO RAIN! Today,...

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May 30, 2016 - To Top it Off

On a breezy sunny Friday, with forecasted temperatures to be in the mid 60’s, we decided it would be a good day to take on a hike we had been considering. The hike up Black Butte, a small extinct volcano just outside of town, would be one of our more challenging hikes for this travel season to date. The cone is heavily covered with ponderosa pines and a mix of aspen and spruce. From the highway you can see a very large bare scar from a fire back in 2005 just below the crest. We drove about 6 miles west of town to our turn off and then a few...

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May 29, 2016 - Sweet Times in Sisters

After our great stay at the coast, we crossed back over the Cascade Mountains landing in one of our favorite spots, Sisters, Oregon. The town is nestled amongst forests of ponderosa pines that run right up to the city limits. It is an interesting blend of horse country folks, cowboys and mountain village folks, all groups catering heavily to the tourist crowds. With the towering, heavily snow clad volcanoes of the Cascades in the background, I think it is more mountain village than cowtown. Our first night in town we attended a blue grass...

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May 1, 2016 - Back to a favorite spot

We made it to one of our favorite spots, Sisters Oregon. We drove through the usual NNW 15 to 20 mph headwinds almost the entire way. Most of the long climbs were behind us and we finally got over 9 mpg. We are staying at Bend Sisters RV Resort. This is a former KOA campground that has been upgraded to a beautiful resort. The spring flowers are popping up in all of their meticulously groomed beds. Today, Sunday, we will play some tennis and then get ready to leave the coach at AM Solar for three days while we seek lodging in Eugene.

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Sep 24, 2015 - Bend and Sisters, Oregon

we visited the towns of Bend and Sisters and also the Newberry National Volcanic Monument Newberry National Volcanic Monument is located south of Bend, Oregon, within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Here's what we saw and learned: "In a region rich with interesting geology, the landscape found within the Volcanic Monument stands out. Lava flows, cinder cones, a cave, and an obsidian field combine with the typical Northwest lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains to form a unique and amazing landscape of rock and greenery. At Lava...

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Jun 18, 2015 - At The Reynolds'

Here are the girls enjoying the pond! We caught up with our friends and thoroughly enjoyed our visit, their hospitality, Famer Kelly ham, goat milk, plaintain pancakes! and am pretty sure they should rent rooms of their new addition on Airbnb. We hated to go but it is a long way to Walla Walla and will have to visit the John Day fossils on the next trip.

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Oct 13, 2014 - Sisters, OR

We had originally planned to go to Lakeview, OR and then to Yreka, CA on our way to North Bend/Coos Bay, OR. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided differently. Very strong winds were predicted for exactly where we wanted to travel so we changed our travel plans and head to Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort for the night. Great park and not nearly as crowded as when we were there in August!

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