Summer 2019 Non-Climbing

Opal Creek, Oregon, May 2019

Opal Creek

Mom and Shirley waiting for Benny to get his fill of swimming (good luck waiting for that! May 2019).

Opal Creek

The first of a handful of swimming breaks along the Opal Creek hike (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Benny loving life in Opal Creek (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Happy dogs (May 2019)!

Opal Creek

Lunch break (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Mom on the Opal Creek hike (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Another swimming hole (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Opal Creek (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Opal Creek (May 2019).

Opal Creek

Opal Creek – an old mining settlement along the hike (May 2019).

Iron Mountain, Oregon, June 2019

Iron Mountain

Mom, Shirley & Benny on the Iron Mountain loop (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Not a bad lunch spot (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Family shot with Iron Mountain in the background (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Somewhere along the loop (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Last remnants of snow on the way to the summit (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Almost there (May 2019).

Iron Mountain

Summit observation deck on Iron Mountain (May 2019).

Iron Mountain

Pointing (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain (June 2019).

Iron Mountain

The Three Sisters from the hike down (June 2019).

Dome Rock, Oregon, June 2019

Dome Rock

Rhododendrons on the Dome Rock hike (June 2019).

Dome Rock

Some pretty flower along the Dome Rock trail (June 2019).

Dome Rock

Benny and Shirley approaching the summit of Dome Rock (June 2019).

Dome Rock

Jefferson from the summit of Dome Rock (June 2019).

Dome Rock

Summit of Dome Rock with Jefferson (left) and Three Fingered Jack visible (June 2019).

Junction Lake, Washington, June 2019

Junction Lake

Junction Lake in Indian Heaven Wilderness (June 2019).

Junction Lake

And we have lift off (June 2019).

Junction Lake

Happy wet dog (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain, Oregon, June 2019

Crescent Mountain

Pretty flowers along the Crescent Mountain hike (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Crescent Mountain hike (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Beargrass, Benny and Shirley (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Shirley on the way up to Crescent Mountain with Washington (left) and The Three Sisters (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Benny on the summit of Crescent Mountain (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Shirley and Benny on the summit of Crescent Mountain (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Crescent Mountain summit (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Hiking back down (June 2019).

Crescent Mountain

Crescent Mountain hike (June 2019).

Mirror Lake Overnighter, Wallowas, Oregon, August 2019

Wallowas

The first swimming session on the way up to Mirror Lake (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Second swimming session (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Same spot with Eagle Cap looking on (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

The third and the best swimming of the trip: a little tarn midway up to Mirror Lake (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Look at that water (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Benny hoping for another lap in the tarn (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Benny and the Matterhorn of Oregon (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Benny and Eagle Cap (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

A lake just above Mirror Lake. Lots of mosquitos but that apparently does not detract from swimming (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Everybody got in on the swimming action (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Watery perfection (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Same tarn, different view (Aug. 2019).


Wallowas

Not ready to go home (Aug. 2019).

Twin Lakes Overnighter, Elkhorns (Blue Mtns.), Oregon, August 2019

Elkhorns

Shirley and Benny hiking up to Twin Lakes in the Elkhorns above Baker City; a fun overnighter we did in late August 2019.


Elkhorns

Wildlife. Had an all night orgy lapping up our piss outside of our tent (Aug. 2019).


Elkhorns

Some (lots!) quality swimming time at Twin Lakes (Aug. 2019).


Elkhorns

Good times (Aug. 2019).


Elkhorns

Lap after lap (Aug. 2019).


Elkhorns

Great little backpack in a new-to-us area except for forgetting the stove…fortunately, we had a quart of wine and a couple of flasks of scotch (Aug. 2019).