Oregon weekender

We had a great mini road trip down to Smith Rock in Oregon this weekend. When we were there in July a heatwave was in full effect and it was around 100 deg F for most of the week. This trip we had three seasons in one weekend, we drove through a blizzard in Mt Hood then passed through some stunning Autumn colours in Mt Hood national forest. The storm clouds and late afternoon sunshine made for some fantastic light as we drove away from the mountains¬†across the desert. It was freezing when we got to Smith Rock, thankfully we’d packed heavy duty sleeping bags – everything was frozen in the morning! It was a beautiful sunny day so it had warmed up by mid morning and we were able to get out climbing. By Sunday it was t shirt weather again and we had an absolutely beautiful drive home to Seattle surrounded by snow covered volcanos. The scenery down there is amazing and the climbing world class. It’s a long drive ( around 7 hrs) but worth it!¬†

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