14 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •
Pretty awesome day with my friend Jason at Criterion Ranch, cows = 0, bears = 1. First time spotting a bear in Oregon. (I've seen plenty in Washington.)
Went about halfway down to the Deschutes, then a long trip back up. Last four miles were killer as the radio tower at the trail head loomed far in the distance. This trail is deceiving - the hard uneven ground makes for a much harder hike than it should be.