Scout Camp Hike Photos
April 30, 2011
Located at the far end of Crooked River Ranch, this hike takes you through about a half mile of BLM and ONDA restored Juniper trees and grasslands. Then you rapidly drop into the Deschutes River canyon on a narrow trail with many switchbacks. The treat of the hike is standing on the river bank where the Whychus Creek joins the Deschutes River. And, as you start your climb out, wave to Alder Springs hikers who are lunching on a huge rock surrounded by yellow Ponderosas. Finish with a thigh burning, lung expanding, steep climb out of the canyon.