At our lodging I had the chance to meet a local. This bear was beary intent of telling me all of the good places to hike. Interestingly most of the places to go hiking involved being around water (I guess that’s what happens when you take advice from a bear in fishing gear).
Our first stop was at Newberry Crater. 6,200 years ago this mountain decided to erupt and a sea of lava spilled out.
It was pretty interesting walking around. There were some potential for great views but the sky was a little cloudy and covering all of the mountains.
Apparently, it’s difficult for plants to grow in lava something to do with the soil (or lack of soil) I fathom. There were a couple of sparse plants in the lava flow area and a few are even blooming.
After exploring the lava flow we decided to take a short hike before lunch. The Deschutes River flows right through town and there are some good hiking trails. The sun started to come out and with the sun so did the people.
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