Top 10 Photo Spots in Oregon

Oregon is quite the place to have an adventure, I should know, I’ve lived here my whole life. Lucky me, I guess…. Still, life here has gotten pretty busy lately. The pandemic has inspired so many people to get out and explore their communities. I think this is great, because the more people LOVE a…

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

    For my 32nd Birthday I decided to roll out into the desert and dip into a natural hot spring. I love Hot Springs, it’s no secret, and like all things ‘Oregon’ they are pretty trendy. My favorite hot springs (Summer Lake) are now really popular. 😦  My first few visits will live on…

Paulina Lake Hot Springs

Located within Newberry Caldera is Paulina Lake, fed by snowmelt and volcanic vents. The lake drains into Paulina Creek and forms a twin Waterfall. The lake has a small resort, several campgrounds, a lake trail and good fishing. This is not a swimmable lake, it is very deep (250 ft) and can often have noxious algae blooms….

Lava Butte

Halfway between Bend and Sunriver is Lava Butte, a 5,020 foot cinder cone. The Lava Lands Visitor Center sits at the base of the butte and is the hub of the Newberry Caldera National Monument. The center hosts a delightful northwest bookstore and informative interpretive site (complete with topographic map and helpful rangers). There is an easy…