Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Enjoying the Outdoors of Central Oregon - Bend!
So pretty this natural lake!
Anyway....the completed it last year and now they have decided to be a volunteer for the Department of Forest and help to clear the hiking trails in the Deschutes County/Cascades so that other hikers can enjoy the trails too! Summer time brings many people to this area to enjoy all the available hiking trials there are!
So when Mark & Holly told us about it we too wanted to experience that! So Nick & I walked the trail meeting them! We hiked the Pacific Crest Trail....(this has been a Bucket List desire for me for a long time!) Finally did! We hiked until we met them coming our way...and gave the a lift back to their car!
Pacific Crest Trail - Mexico to Canada
It was a wonderful hike and we saw wild flowers and pretty mountain ranges!
Dave and Joyce came towards us! They had hiked 12 hours today and cut 34 trees on the trail!
There they came...dusty & dirty...with Big smile!
Yes they said...I could come along - they would check with the Forestry Department and let me know! So on Thursday - I did! We met at the Forestry Department in Bend and we all (total of 8 people) all got into the van and we drove up Hwy 242 and turned off a gravel road and then went up the Scott's Trail - there would be 34 trees to clear off the trail!
Doug is who I teamed up with and he taught me some very interesting things about saws, and wedges and "under buckers" - and so I cut my very first tree! Wow!
Yep that's me...a happy girl in the outdoors! That's where I belong....I love it!