Friday, February 20, 2009
The Deschutes River Trail
About 2 miles outside of Bend, Oregon you'll find the Deschutes River Trail, reason enough by itself to move to Central Oregon. For about 10 miles the the Deschutes River cuts through ancient lava flows, towering pine forests, grassy meadows and moss covered rocks. Because of it's low elevation the trail is open almost all year long and today, with temps reaching the mid 50's and not a cloud to be seen, it was as close to perfection as you can get. Melanie, Taiga and I spent about 4 hours out there today and, at one point when we were all laying in a meadow by the river, I thought I could actually feel some of the poison draining out of my body and flowing down the river.