A scenic hike

I started around 9 am at smith rock state park. There were a lot of people in the smith rock section of this hike. Once…

Multiple Shades of Gray

Cloudy day with intermittent rain showers mixed with sunshine, hail and wind.  The wildflowers were amazing and met another couple doing the 6 Peaks Challenge.…

Gray butte

Awesome hike to summit gray butte. Perfect weather, slightly windy and cool 60 degrees. Started a mile in from skull hollow CG. 9.5 miles total.…

Gray Butte on a Blue Sky Day

Perfect weather for the first hike of the challenge. Even though we had a couple (2, to be exact) navigational errors by yours truly, it…

Escaping COVID 19

Brilliant weather, great company with my friend Jo and a wonderful way to escape during COVID 19! Hike took us under 6 1/2 hrs and…

Hiked up Gray Butte!

Beautiful weather beautiful views! We parked at Gray Butte trailhead and then did the loop starting with the super steep ascent to the top. It…

Challenge 1

Excellent visibility today! We hiked up the steep road to the peak, then down the more gradual incline on the way back in a big…

#NoCorona

We really enjoyed the little things. Everything from the crowS soaring, wild flower blooming and gorgeous sun. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Finding the New Normal

We started around noon, enjoyed the usual Smith rock crowed, enjoyed losing the crowd even more as we started up Berma Road. Sweaters and coats…

52 Shades of Gray Butte

My dog Jack and I started at Cole loop trail head near Skull Hollow campground.  It was partly cloudy and a high temp. of 46…

Winter Not Quite Done Yet

Hiked solo, windy and temps in low 40s, mostly cloudy with spots of sunshine, light snow at summit, saw 3 hikers and 2 mtb after…

I’m Alive Still!

I started out today way more confident than I feel at the end of it, that’s for sure! Don’t get me wrong, I am STOKED…

Gray Butte from the North

Getting to the Trail Head: From Bend head north on 97 to Terrebonne. Take a right on Smith Rock Way, head east to the junction…

Beautiful Day at Gray Butte

It was a gorgeous day, high fifties and sunny. We came in from the north and the trail isn’t that long just 4 miles round…

Sun with my Love

60 degrees in February!  Beauty day with my Beauty wife!

Gray Butte Escape in Winter!

What a beautiful Winter day for a hike! My husband, and 2 dogs enjoyed this straight forward, short trail to the peak on the morning…

Butte-iful Birthday Bag!

I’ve done this hike on super clear days and the views can be amazing! This time, it was super cold and windy, but I really…

Gray Butte Hike

After taking the route from Smith Rock to Gray Butte in late 2019, we decided to try the Skull Hollow route. We hit the trail…