Hiking the Bruneau Sand Dunes in Idaho

In today’s video, we decide to go on a short hike in Bruneau Dunes State Park but then once out there we decide to go for the whole enchilada and hike the big dune. It was a difficult hike and it got very hot but it was absolutely gorgeous and we had a great sense of accomplishment! We will probably never do the hike again but we are very glad we did it this time. Amazing!

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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Last Day of Hiking Waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

In today’s video, we take two hikes to see 4 more waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge. Another great day with 4 waterfalls rounding out our total count of 12 waterfalls in 3 days. Amazing! We then head to Hood River to get groceries and check out Full Sail Brewery.

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Wahkeena Falls
Fairy Falls
Latourell Falls
Full Sail Brewery
Cascade Locks KOA

Chasing More Waterfalls and Walking Behind One!

In today’s video, we go chasing 4 more waterfalls. Horsetail Falls is beautiful and right off the road. It’s amazing how easy it is to get up to the basis of it. The next falls is one of our absolute favorites so far and that is Ponytail Falls or Upper Horsetail Falls. You can walk behind the waterfall which was so amazing! The next waterfall on the hike was Oneonta Falls, also pretty and finally, Triple Falls. We’ve never seen three falls like that before. We hiked to just beyond Triple Falls and played in the creek for a while admiring the bridge and Cairn garden in the water. A wonderful hike followed by a fabulous time at Thunder Island Brewing sitting along the Columbia River.

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Horsetail Falls
Ponytail Falls
Oneonta Falls
Triple Falls
Thunder Island Brewing
Cascade Locks KOA

Our First 4 Waterfall Day in the Columbia River Gorge

In today’s video, we have our first big day of waterfall hiking in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We start off BIG with Multnomah Falls and then continue hiking to see Wiesendanger Falls & Ecola Falls. All three were very different but beautiful! We also take a quick trip down to Bridal Veil Falls for an easy hike to another gorgeous waterfall. Four Waterfalls in one day..not bad!

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Multnomah Falls
Weisendanger Falls
Ecola Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Cascade Locks KOA

Berry Picking, Bike Riding, Heading to the Gorge & The First of Many Waterfalls

In today’s video, we go berry picking at Baggenstos Farm. It’s our first-time berry picking and we enjoyed it! Blueberries and Marionberries galore. The Marionberries were amazing! We go on a bike ride along the Columbia River and then explain our camping heat-wave dilemma before we head out of the Portland area. Finally, Steve gives a quick how-to of how he sets up at a new campsite before we go for a quick hike to Elowah Falls (our first fall of many to come!).

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Baggenstos Farm
Elowah Falls
Cascade Locks KOA

Friday Favorite – Our Waterproof Hiking Boots

This week’s Friday Favorite is our waterproof ankle-high hiking boots. If you’ve been following our adventures, you know we love to hike, especially along creeks to waterfalls! Our hiking boots are absolute essentials for us. We both prefer ankle-height to prevent turned ankles on rocky trails, and believe me, they have prevented quite a few. We also love waterproof boots. They tend to be hotter than other hiking boots but for those stream crossing hikes, they are absolutely worth it for us to not have to stop and take our shoes off each time, or hiking in drenched boots. We own or know people who own and love their boots from Vasque, Keen and Merrill so we don’t recommend one over another. Just make sure to try them out to find the right one for you!

This week’s links:
Vasque Waterproof Hiking Boots (Amazon affiliate)
Keen Waterproof Hiking Boots (Amazon affiliate)

Occasionally on Friday’s, we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

 

So Many Waterfalls & Last Night in Bend

In today’s video, we take McKenzie Pass Highway through a bunch of lava rock to go and see some waterfall not far from the Sisters. The first waterfall hike was Proxy Falls, which is our absolute favorite falls hike we’ve ever seen. The Lower Falls was AMAZING! We highly recommend it! We then stop and see Sahalie Falls which was roaring and took the quick walk down to Koosah Falls as well. We love waterfalls! Lastly, we share our last night in Bend before we head West towards the Coast.

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Proxy Falls
Sahalie & Koosah Falls

 

Steelhead Falls and Smith Rock State Park

In today’s video, we take a day trip to Terrebonne Oregon. First stop is the hike to Steelhead Falls which was lovely and very secluded. Steve made some great waterfall photography and shares some tips on how to photograph waterfalls. The next stop is Smith Rock State Park where we hike Misery Ridge and walk along the River Trail. The rock formations were awesome!

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Steelhead Falls
Smith Rock State Park

 

Checking out Crater Lake in the SNOW + Another Moving Day

In today’s video, we head to Crater Lake National Park and are surprised to find it still COVERED in snow. It’s been over 100 degrees in Tucson (where we are from) so we were flabbergasted by the amount of snow still left here in mid-June. Crater Lake was still absolutely beautiful but we definitely want to some back in the summer one year to enjoy the hikes we couldn’t do. Did you know Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US and second deepest in the world? It also has NO rivers or creeks leading into it. It is a volcanic crater that has filled with rain/snow over the years. Very cool!

We finish up the video by hitching up and heading out towards Bend. Plus we figure out our hitch issue! We think!

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Diamond Lake Campground on Campendium
Crater Lake National Park
LaPine State Park on Campendium

 

Beer, Impressive Waterfalls, And Leaving Mount Shasta

In today’s video, we make a quick stop for a tasting at Mount Shasta Brewing Company. Next stop is a 4-mile hike to three waterfalls at the McCloud Waterfall Trail. This is one of our favorite hikes in this area. The middle falls was absolutely spectacular! We highly recommend it…and you can park and walk to all three falls! So this is perfect for any fitness or skill level. We got to see some whitewater kayakers take on the lower falls while we ate our lunch at the trailhead. Very cool! We’re moving on from the Mount Shasta area. Stay tuned for Oregon!

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Our spot on Campendium
Mount Shasta Brewing Company
McCloud Waterfalls Trail