I've been falling behind. This post was due to be a golf course review, but my new golf course review system, wonderful though it is, takes some time to implement. I've been stuck, but I will skip the golf courses for now, and carry on with our travels.
La Pine, Oregon is just south of Bend, in an area of (good golf and) volcanic activity. We hiked around Lava Butte
and drove up to Paulina Peak,
with views of Paulina Lake and East Lake, part of the Newberry volcano crater. The road to the summit was narrow, winding, the mountain on one side and sheer cliffs on the other, snow-covered, and quite an adventure going up and down in the truck, maybe not as much of an adventure for us as it was for the family in the Subaru coming the other way.
We saw Paulina Falls
and the Big Obsidian Flow, huge chunks of it!
and hiked several places around the Deschutes River
And some of the mountains seemed vaguely familiar to me