Return Trip to Colorado Rapids


A beautiful day on the east side of the Cascade Mountains.

I was on the way to Colorado Rapids, a scenic stretch of the Deschutes River and a well-known location to rafters and steelheaders.

Unlike the last time I hiked the three-mile trail along the River, I brought my fishing pole.

Spending a few hours in the warm sunshine fishing on the return hike, I tried still water, eddies and deeper pools to little avail.

One 12″ redside caught and released was the totality of my luck.

As fishermen often opine – – – there’s a reason it’s called fishing and not catching.

Nevertheless, another great day in Oregon.

River Trail

River Trail

Flower

Mock-orange

Natural arch in the basalt cliffs

Natural arch in the basalt cliffs

Thistle

Thistle

Sunflower

Blanket Flower

Rails-to-Trail on east side of River

Rails-to-Trail on east side of River (upper right of photo)

Flower

Jimson Weed

The eye of the bunny

The eye of the bunny

Working railroad tracks on west side of River

Working railroad tracks on west side of River

Flower

Showy Milkweed

Rapids on the Deschutes RIver

Rapids on the Deschutes RIver

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. John,
    I like this new format.
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