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First time 8 day Oregon coast and wine country adventure.......

Old Mar 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Tomsd--I have never stayed near the resort, only at the other end. DH and DS love to climb, and I like it too but don't get into the real technical stuff. Backpacking is what I love though! We will be heading over to the Steens and Wallowas again this summer for a week of it. I'm thankful the kids love family trips like that!
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 04:04 PM
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mmsa - good for you. Admire your splunk. Wished I could get some of my crew out backpacking, although they are fairly receptive to short hikes.

Hey - I finally drove over/beyond Steens Mountain - taking the rustic route beyond Lakeview - on the way to Sun Valley, Idaho - and would love to explore more around Frenchglen, etc.

And it was only about 10 years ago that I really went way east of Prineville - and poked around the Blue Mountains http://tinyurl.com/85sm5mg and up toward/through/around La Grande - where my two sisters were born in the late 40's, before my Dad moved his practice down to K. Falls.

Have always wanted to run Hell's Canyon - the Snake River between Oregon and Idaho - http://www.rowadventures.com/hells-c...ake-river.html and maybe one of these times will be able to jump into a raft there.
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Oops: This didn't copy: I always thought Hell's Canyon was the fabled the "River of No Return" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047422/ - but I guess that refers to the uber challenging Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness. Have driven along the Salmon - and it looks challenging.

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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 04:28 PM
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The Hells Canyon is a blast - but I did it in a jet boat. We saw so much wild life - including lots of bears- would love to go back.

As said previously, there is so much to see and do in Oregon and eastern Oregon is amazing- and not heard about much- opportunities are endless.

Visited the Fossil Beds for the first time this year which is also amazing- but probably not what you want to do on your first visit
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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sunb: Totally envious of your good fortune/Hells Canyon trip. Did you take pics and how long was it?

Somehow - when I read Fossil Beds - I think of the Lava Caves/Lava Beds south of Klamath Falls. Great place to explore and learn about Captain Jack's War. http://www.nps.gov/labe/index.htm
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Old Apr 11th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Depending on how far you are willing to travel, Lincoln City, is always a great destinations. In the summer time, Lincoln City has a wealth of activities. A great resource for activities on the oregon coast is http://www.oregoncoast.com .

One attraction I would like to point out is the Northwest's longest suspension bridge at Drift Creek Falls. http://tiny.cc/cl0lcw . By far one of the Northwest favorite hiking trails on the coast, Drift Creek falls is a 3 mile roundtrip hike to a breathtaking 80 foot waterfall.

I would also highly recommend spending a night in Lincoln City at The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, ( http://www.thecoholodge.com ). They are a newly renovated property and have free breakfast, WiFi and wine socials every Friday.

The Inn at Wecoma ( http://www.innatwecoma.com ) is also a great option for those looking to travel on a budget. Though they are a few blocks up from the ocean, they are also newly remodeled and comfortable.
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