July 11th, 2014 – Smith Rock State Park, OR

Smith Rock State Park is located in central Oregon’s high desert.  Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels.  Smith Rock is generally considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, and is host to cutting-edge climbing routes.  We did not climb any rocks, but we did take a hike and enjoyed the beauty.  We got to watch river otters play in the Crooked River.  Don had to drag Leslie away from them.  The rocks reminded us of Arizona.  They were created 30 million years ago by an ancient volcano.  The mountain behind the rocks is Mount Jefferson which is 10,407 feet tall.

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2 thoughts on “July 11th, 2014 – Smith Rock State Park, OR

  1. Judy

    It just amazes me how different the scenes can be. I love the butts, rivers, rocks etc.

  2. Diane Furmanski

    We went there a few years ago not even knowing it was there. Beautiful! Good pix.

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