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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three Sisters Wilderness

We decided to get up early to hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Driving up towards Mt Bachelor, the clouds became thicker and temps lower. Once we arrived at the trailhead, the temp was 49 degrees. With several trails to chose, we chose the one that followed the creek to the Green Lakes and turned out to be great. There were many waterfalls around every corner with views of the volcano flow from the South Sister as we got higher.  The pictures we took don't do the area justice.
In the evening we found a group playing some pretty good Bluegrass that were quite entertaining.


This bridge was just 1/4 mile from our truck and when we returned the steps were much higher up than when we first started our 9 mile hike.




 







 

There are some huge bullfrogs around here that get loud at times.


The past two weeks have flown by with so much to see and do, requiring a nap in the afternoons and occasional days off to read a book.


South Sister


Middle and North Sisters overlooking the first Green Lake. There were more ahead.
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The marker said 4 miles each way but GPS read 9 when we returned. Taking side trips off the trail and then going further once we arrived just to see what was around each corner added that extra mile.

 
The GPS had not been updated in far too long, so we took the morning and used the park's internet to download the latest version instead of using our data. That took quite a while. I think we get lazy about keeping things up sometimes thinking we are on vacation instead of living our lives this way.  Starting out in a whirlwind, we had to learn to settle down pacing ourselves and don't need to see and do everything. We're just figuring what we need to do to make it right for us. 
 
On to Idaho! (After a nap)
 

4 comments:

  1. We'll be heading to Idaho next week. Look forward to seeing where you end up!

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  2. We are having a good time. It seems there are several bloggers in Ketchum. We just got done visiting with Nina from Wheeling it and missed Becky from Interstellar. It's so nice here.

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  3. Looks like another beautiful hike. We've just started year four of our full-time journey, and we're still learning how to pace ourselves! There's always so much to see and do...

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    1. Our first year has flown> I can see how four years would pass quickly. Glad you didn't look back.

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