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“Hunting Wild Mushrooms!”

Deschutes National Forest
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Deschutes River Kayaking Tour from Bend
Ranked #16 of 93 things to do in Bend
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Owner description: Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region extends for about 100 miles with a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains of the Cascades.
Sisters, Oregon
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Hunting Wild Mushrooms!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Came to the Deschutes National Forest this spring to search for the delectable and elusive forest treasure, the Morel mushroom. I found the forest here to hold some very hard to find but treasured sites to pick these Wild Mushrooms, and I will be returning again next year to hunt more Morels. A great forest with lots of quiet and private places to get away from the hustle and bustle!

Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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525 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Amazing. . don't miss it”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

First, the lava fields are incredible. There is an observation tower that gives you an amazing view of the surrounding area as well as Mt. Washington and Jefferson. As you drive through the lava fields you can see the Three Sisters.
No words to describe this scenery.
If you can begin your drive off Route 126 by getting on 242 and taking that until it connects with Route 20 at Sisters you will experience one of the most scenic and amazing drives in the country. (And we have just come from Glacier and the Oregon/ Washington State Cascade range - which are beautiful, but this is even more lovely and unique). We began at the western end of this road, but you can get it at Sisters and head east.
The road is winding - many curves and tight turns - so no trucks are allowed. The road begins by following the McKenzie River which is a beautiful mountain stream that travels over rocks - with rapids and sparkling water. The trees appear to be old growth forest and line the road with huge dark green pines.
Then all of a sudden the landscape changes and you are in high desert - Ponderosa pines and sandy soil. . .and then the lava fields. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses this road at the McKenzie Pass and there is an observation tower there.
Just an incredible drive - and worth finding this gem if you are in the area.

Visited August 2012
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Madras, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Excellent place to hike and enjoy the scenery. Lots to do either your looking for a one-day trip or multiple days.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Danny L
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Bend, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
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“Pristine waterfalls that dot the landscapes in Oregon”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The clean water and brilliant blue skies. We especially enjoyed the Salt-Creek Vivian Lake trail.. about 3 miles in, there are 2 falls in an incredibly lush green forest.Salt Creek Falls is the second largest waterfall in Oregon.

Visited July 2012
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Thank 44Arlene
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic scenary”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I've camped at La Pine (good) and hiked the South Sister climb. The climb is at times grueling, but absolutely worth it in the end with views of the other two sisters, Three-Fingered Jack, Mt Jefferson, Mt Hood, Mt Adams and on a really clear day Mt St Helens and even Mt Rainier.

Visited August 2012
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