June 21, 2015

Not having any luck yesterday fishing on Crane Prairie Reservoir, I decide to forego riding my mountain bike along the Deschutes River in downtown Bend this morning in favor of dropping a fishing line in one of my favorite fishing lakes—Clear Lake in the central Oregon...

June 20, 2015

I am into the third day of my four-day paddle trip to central Oregon, and this morning I arrive at Sparks Lake. Getting to the lake required driving a mile over an awful dirt road with terrible ruts. It’s a good thing I have a SUV. I’d hate to drive this road in a car....

June 19, 2015

Today is the day I have been looking forward to the past two weeks. Of all the lakes and rivers I’ll paddle this weekend, Hosmer Lake is the most spectacular from a paddling standpoint. In some ways paddling Hosmer is like paddling the Upper Klamath Canoe Trail. There...

June 18, 2015

I meet up with some paddling friends on June 18, 2015, for three days of paddling in central Oregon, specifically Bend and the surrounding area. I can’t go to Bend without first stopping at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe situated on the banks of the Deschutes River. I want...

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