Belknap Hot Springs

Sunday Photography On the McKenzie River

Our weekend in Pictures

Setting up camp!

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With our hybrid trailer, our bed was literally hanging over the river. So amazing!💗

Driving up the old McKenzie Highway

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Tons of trails surround the lookout, and many mountain bikers ride the curvy, narrow highway down from the summit 22 miles.

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Between the deep blue sky, the green pine trees, and white and gray snags interspersed in the lava, the colors were just spectacular. This photo doesn’t do it justice.

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Mt Washington

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North and Middle Sister

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Ryan and my dad.

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Lava Lookout with markers and windows pointing to each of the volcanic peaks in the Cascades.

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Summit of the old highway, only open from roughly June through October.

Lunch in Sisters, Oregon

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My parents and Ryan and I eating lunch at The Depot in Sisters.

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We enjoyed an outdoor lunch, but it was quite hot this day… I think upper 90’s. 😅

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Car to car traffic all summer long in Sisters, a beautiful western themed high desert ranching town in Central Oregon.

We had the best weekend with my parents. I had plenty of time to read while we sat by the water each morning and evening and watched fish jump, rafts and kayakers paddle by.

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These kayakers were in full wetsuits and helmets as they flew down the river. We must have seen 20 go on by.

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We probably watched at least a dozen rafts float past our campsight.

We hope you enjoyed seeing our weekend on the McKenzie. If you have been following us for a while, you know this is our go to spot for a peaceful weekend! We booked our next trip here a few months out! Can not wait to return!💗

Thanks for checking it out! Hope everyone was able to make the most of the weekend and take time for yourself…

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  1. It was a wonderful weekend! A huge thank you to Lana and Ryan for planning the getaway weekend! You also picked good pictures to share on your blog.

    • You are so right! The river is sooo loud when your sleeping right over it! It was awesome!☀️

      • I bet it was. I used to stay in a cabin right next to spring river. I slept on the porch so I could hear the water better. Floods took out the cabin about 20 years ago.

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