Oregon's Smith Rock

Smith Rock is a rock climber’s haven situated north of Bend in the little town of Terrebonne. I was smitten with it the first time my eyes beheld its beauty on our honeymoon in 1995. Since then we’ve visited probably only 2 or 3 times and it has been probably six years since I was last there. Desperate thirst hiking Misery Ridge with Gabe comes to mind.

Today, no such thirst. Dustings of snow and ice lay in the shadows while young (and some old) cling to the rock faces all around us. We chose a 4 mile route taking Misery Ridge up and over until we hit the river trail.