Smith Rock ~ What A Day

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Real Estate Agent with Cascades Sotheby's International Realty

For those of you not familiar with Smith Rock in Oregon I'd like to take a few minutes to share a great place and the great time we had yesterday (despite poor weather).  Smith Rock State Park  is located in Central Oregon (20 minutes from Bend) and is one of the many natural wonders in the area. 

Many visitors of the state park are rock climbers and they have over 150 routes to the top to choose from.  We choose to hike (since none of us rock climb) and what a great hike it was.  My brother and his wife are visiting from Alabama an were in awe of the beauty.  My husband and daughters lead the way.  We took about 3 hours and hiked to the top, saw monkey face (as pictured) and had a little picnic.  Then hiked down the back route along the beautiful Crooked River. 

If you have never been to Central Oregon and have a love for the out of doors, then you should really consider a trip.  Today we are trying to decide on kayaking the Deschutes River, biking the Benham Falls and taking a scenic drive along the Cascades Lake Hwy to see any of the 20+ lakes.  I'll keep you posted.

Where ever you are -- enjoy the holiday weekend and take a minute to think about Memorial Day and what it means to you.....

 

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Colleen Cooley
The Corcoran Group - Jupiter, FL
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You've convinced me...  I'll let you know when I'm coming to visit!

May 25, 2008 03:19 PM #1
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Thesa Chambers
Alpine Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Kelly - you should have previewed my listing which overlooks this great park - and written off the mileage.... glad you had a great time

May 25, 2008 08:35 PM #2
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Amy Campbell
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - Sunriver, OR
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This is sure a great picture - Smith Rock is such a beautiful place - the rocks are amazing and are constantly creating fabulous vistas.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend with your brother and sister-in-law.  My Red-White-and-Blue are on for the day of rememberance! 

May 26, 2008 12:53 AM #3
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Heidi Webb
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - La Pine, OR
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Kelly,

Look like you had a great weekend! What a beautiful hike, I have heard about the monkey face, great picture. We have road horses around that area. I love it..

Heidi

May 27, 2008 01:27 PM #4
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Chuck Willman
Gentry Realty - Mesa, AZ
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I'd love to see this place in person- some of my greatest memories are those long hikes which are rewarded with great scenery.

May 29, 2008 12:53 PM #5
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Kelly: having grown up in Portland and lived in the NW for too many years, your article brings back some good memories.  Good touch!

Jerry

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