A smoke filled weekend


As many of you know Gus and I had quite an interesting weekend.  A weekend that included sun, snow, ice, wind, fire, rain, and over 30 backcountry miles logged on myself, and my dog’s legs.  A true reminder that when one ventures into remote and wild places, sometimes mother nature has other plans and natural course, takes natural course.

With Jeneé taking a long weekend back to Michigan to visit her family, Gus and I decided to spend a quick one night out-n-back backpack trip deep into Three Sisters Wilderness west of Bend.  I chose Camp Lake, a really high alpine lake set between the massive sleeping giants, South and Middle Sister mountains where we could find stunning views and virtual solitude.

The 8 mile hike to Camp Lake was gradual, and absolutely stunning.  Taking off from Pole Creek Trailhead the climb gradually gains elevation and passes through several ecosystems…

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About edaws42
A Montana native that played baseball for Sparty and lives in Bend, OR. I have a passion for all things outdoors, and the brands and people that enable those passions. I like rock music, microbrew beer, football, playing guitar, and travel. I love my wife and family, my dog Gus, and the outdoors.

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