If you are looking for a healthy way to spend your weekend, why not head on to Bend, Oregon and experience their outdoors? They have loads of exciting stuff for you to do and enjoy, from hanging on a cliff to feeling the rush while skiing down, they have everything that you may want to do and experience all year round.
Bend, Oregon is starting to become one of the most frequented rock climbing hubs in the whole country, given the various climbing routes that can be found in the place. Anecdotal reports show that there are hundreds of such routes scattered in various areas of Bend, with different difficulty levels from beginners to pros. One of the most popular places to go rock climbing (both for the locals and international enthusiast) in this area is the Smith Rock State Park. This park, which is more than 600 acres wide, boasts of beautiful landscapes and wonderful sceneries on a desert plateau. The park’s rocks and boulders can read up to hundreds of feet high, some even more than 500 feet. The most faces to conquer in the area include Mesa Verde Wall, Dihedrals and Monkey Face. Sure the climb might be difficult and challenging, but all your exhaustion will get lost once you reach the top and get to admire the poetic beauty of the surrounding areas.
Skiing and Snow Boarding
Winter is also available in Bend should you decide to go there on the “ber” months. During this time of the year, the most popular destination would be Mt. Bachelor.
Mt. Bachelor, a dormant volcano which is about 15,000 years old, is the premier winter sporting destination in these parts of America. In the majestic white mountain you can enjoy various activities like skiing and snowboarding. Aside from that though, the more than 3,000 acres of snow and terrain can be used for other snow activities such as dog sledding or tubing. For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, you will find the 71 runs very much to your liking. Beginners can start practicing on the easy green runs, while professionals and adrenaline junkies can try out their skill on the more difficult tracks.
Bend, Oregon is not only for those who are looking for thrilling outdoor adventures, but also for those who simply would like to relax. Such can be enjoyed in the various fishing areas in the place. All year round, anglers and fly fishers can have a grand time sitting on their boats, drinking beer and waiting for the fish to bite. There are many water systems in the area, from streams to rivers to lakes. Two of the most famous fishing destinations in Bend would the Deschutes River and the Metolius River. The Deschutes River is one of the most favoured since it has more than 200 miles of fishable waters, while the Metolius is home to one of the most prized catches, the Bull Trout.
So whether you are looking for something to pump up your adrenaline or something to relax you and keep your heart rate down, you will surely find it here in the outdoors of Bend, Oregon.
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