Category Archives: National Forrest

Sooty Grouse & Northern Flicker on Icicle Ridge Trail

We went camping/hiking at Leavenworth, Washington Area on May 1-3.  On May 2,  we hiked the Icicle Ridge trail.  It was a steep trail, but I enjoyed the view and the crisp air.   Midway into the hike, we heard deep sounds … Continue reading

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North Cascade–Maple Pass Loop, Thunder Creek Trail

On a clear day, we can see snow covered peaks of Cascade Mountains from a nearby park, and I’ve been wanted to get a closer look of those  peaks.   So we made a short trip to North Cascade National Park in … Continue reading

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Clear Lake, McKenzie River & Blue Hole July 11-12

It was hard to say good-bye to the Three Sisters, but we went back to Bend to get some food, mosquito repellent, and check out the town. Clear Lake On July 11th, we headed back into the mountain.  This time … Continue reading

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Three Sisters & McKenzie Pass 7/8 -7/9/2015

I wanted to see the Three Sisters ever since I read “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, and it finally came true when we were driving on HWY 20 from Bend, OR.  We camped at Cold Spring Campground on HWY 242, and … Continue reading

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