If you would like to take a day and spend it in awe behind your camera's viewfinder this would be the drive to take. It is a 66-mile route that holds a photographic opportunity at just about every curve you take. The route is part of the Deschutes National Forest. Tom and I were coming around more bends in the road than we can count with a "wow"! Plus, the wildflowers are in their peak blooming stage and the weather was perfect, although very windy. Locals are complaining about the wind this year. For us it meant choppy lake waters and tough-to-get photos of the wild flowers. The photos are more or less in the order they were taken so you can enjoy the trip as we took it. No promises, however, that every one is properly placed.
Next up are the photographs taken from the passenger side of our 'toad'. These photos, to me, are some of the best memories that could only be gotten by being willing to shoot from the car. There are few pull-outs along the road and often even they are only safe for one direction of traffic. Enjoy.
We drove on home, tired and happy. We hope to go back one more time before we leave the Central Oregon area.