This feels like the appropriate moment to mention that the ONLY activity we had actually made reservations for during our trip up to Northern Washington was canceled because of morning fog. But we pivoted and got to experience Moran State Park on Orcas Island!
This wasn’t the vacation we had planned for months ago, BUT it’s the vacation we lived and we couldn’t complain.
Our trip to the North Cascades National Park was hindered only by the smoke and air quality. We arrived while the wildfires were raging in the west, so we kept most of our adventures light. First stop: the Trail of the Cedars.
Another month, another bike ride. While we wish we could have gone out for a hike, just about everything nearby was still closed. So we packed up the bikes and headed towards Estacada, OR, which isn’t too far from home, and is a BEAUTIFUL drive.
We couldn’t have asked for a prettier day to bike along the Cazadero Trail (aka the Old Clackamas Highway)–video below!
Yes, we went in April. And also, in this instance “row” rhymes with “cow” (#importantthings). The trail is technically BLM land that’s still open and there’s plenty of room for social distancing. I think the only real “rule” that we broke was actually leaving our house. *big breaths* Sometimes you just need a little fresh air and we’ve never been so grateful for it!
That picture above, that’s Dorena Lake. I’ve never seen a reservoir so quiet and so peaceful. We even got a little drone footage in the video below!!