13 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain • 1 night
Escape to the High Desert. Did three different hikes. The first two were off trail wanders up and down the rimrock basalt bluffs above the Deschutes. The first night I camped- it was warm and pleasant. Explored Tenmile Creek and Gate Spring Canyon(waypoint). On the second day I visited the lower section of the Criterion Tract ( Lost Valley). Was going to head over to camp in Mack's Canyon, but heavy rain came in so I stayed in a cabin in Maupin. Explored Rowena and the Old Quarry Road on the way home.