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The Trek of 10,000 Trees

08.23.2010

not all bad

On Sunday we decided to keep it a little on the flat side. No, I'm not talking about pancakes (even though I did have some that day). Rather, it was time for The Teacher and The Architect to go hiking again. Last time we trekked up a mountain and got quite worn out hauling the pack with Magnus. So, for our second hike with the sorta little guy we headed East of Bend to the The Badlands.

Our plan was to hike the Dry River Gorge (which was nice and flat), however that didn't happen when we arrived at the trailhead and saw the closed sign. Groan. We headed back towards Bend and stopped at the Flatiron Rock trail (thankfully very close by). A different trail, but flat nevertheless, so off we went.

Bad Lands

Chloe joined us for this hike and the only other difference this time was we each had one less water bottle in our packs. Hey, any less weight to carry is a good thing. Of course my pack was hardly any lighter with one less bottle.

Bad Lands

The scenery on this hike was not nearly as spectacular as going up a mountain, but you also don't have to hike up a mountain to see it. Seems like a fair deal to me. About the best thing to look at is the Juniper trees along the trail. Each one is different and fairly interesting.

Bad Lands

Bad Lands

After about a mile and a half, we stopped to feed Magnus. Since he doesn't have enough teeth to chew jerky or Power Bars, he gets the Four-Course meal with silverware. Roughing it: I don't think so!

Bad Lands

With tummies full enough, we continued on our path of 10,000 Juniper Trees.

Bad Lands

Bad Lands

We finished the 3.5 mile loop with success.


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