As the last few unplanned weekends of the summer tick by, I want to fill them with as much adventure as possible. So this weekend, we set our sights on Central Oregon to hit up a few of our favorite spots in Bend and Sisters, OR.
First stop: long run / mountain bike ride on the Peterson Ridge Trail (where I ran the 20 miler this April).
For ultimate safety, I walked through all the rocky sections.
Lookouts encouraging you to run further than your legs request
Bike repair in the great outdoors
Three hours of trail running/hiking done. Knee a little sore and swollen, but manageable.
One of the two good spots we stopped for refueling, Crux Fermentation Project.
He was saying something like "don't do it." Did it anyway. ;)
Sometimes nature just leaves you with your eyes wide open and your jaw dropped.
Coffee and breakfast at Sisters Coffee Co was pretty much a requirement. I could sit in this country-fied log cabin coffee shop all day long.
A scenic byway home to visit the Dee Wright Observatory
Lava rock as far as the eye can see...
The Three Sisters Mountains make a good backdrop.
It felt really good to cap off the week with what felt like a vacation. Breathing in the smells of pine and sage and being surrounded by epic views, adventurous people and awesome food and drink all make Central Oregon a place that we will continue to come back to again and again. And if it isn't already on your radar, add it to your must-do list!
What makes your weekends feel longer than simply 48 hrs?