So hard to pick a favorite photo from this past road-trip! If anyone is looking for a six-day road trip through Oregon, I recommend the path we ended up taking! We had only a vague idea of what we wanted to do when we left Seattle, but it worked out so perfectly…. I want to do it all over again! Photos will be coming soon... stay tuned
Day One: Left Seattle at 6:15a! Brunch in Portland —> Willamette Valley Winery in Salem —> quick stop in Eugene for camping supplies —> Toketee Falls Hike —> Diamond Lake for sunset —> Crater Lake for Milky Way photography. Camped at Union Creek campground - Rogue River
Day Two: Played all day around Crater Lake! Both the west and east rim were open, and we drove the full loop. We stopped at (almost) every single overlook, and hiked down to the water at Cleetwood Cove Trail —> Wine at the Crater Lake Lodge —> campsite for a quick nap/dinner —> back to Crater Lake for Milky Way Photography. Bonus- we saw Mars, Jupiter, AND Saturn!
Day Three: We were supposed to sleep in the car for a few hours, which Lauren and Jena did, but I swear on my entire LIFE there was a UFO that I watched over the lake for about 30 minutes around 2am —> Sunrise over Crater Lake —> back to campground to nap —> drive to Bend (with a stop at the Bigfoot Tavern in Crescent, OR (This should not be skipped!) —> 10 Barrel Brewery —> AirBNB for a quick nap —> out for dinner and drinks! We got lucky because it was Summerfest that weekend! Bonus- we saw Venus and Jupiter!
Day Four: Play all morning around Smith Rock —> (If you only have 3-4 days, Lauren snagged the Mt Hood Teleporter out to Portland, which she highly recommended!) —> Bend River Float —> Spork for Lunch (a fantastic fusion restaurant) —> Shopping around Bend —> Dinner & Drinks!
Day Five: Jena and I got up at 5am to start a big drive day! Painted Hills —> Mitchell, OR —> Thomas Condon Paleontology Center —> Blue Basin Overlook —> Fossil, OR (hands down my FAVORITE part of the trip!) —> Antelope, OR (where the Rajneeshee were!) —> Shaniko Ghost Town —> Hood River for dinner —> Mount Hood for camping
Day Six: instagram told me I reached the limit :( DM me for day six!!