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Afternoon Hike at Smith Rock State Park

Postby oldranger » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:23 pm

Another unseasonably warm day in Central Oregon meant a nice afternoon at Smith Rock, probably second to Yosemite as a climbers destination on the West Coast. We saw at least 15 different groups climbing today.

After a delightful afternoon what better way to end the day than to visit a nearby brewpub on the drive home--appropriately named Smith Rock Brewery. We shared a flight of 8 beers and the stout was outstanding and Kathy enjoyed the Misery Ridge IPA. The food was good, the onion rings to die for. Service was great and we talked quite a bit to one of the owners and our waitperson as well. I love it when we go into a small brewpub and the staff have time to talk to you.

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Re: Afternoon Hike at Smith Rock State Park

Postby rlown » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:33 am

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Re: Afternoon Hike at Smith Rock State Park

Postby Timberline » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:45 pm

Hey, Old Ranger:
Nice pix that really capture the stunning beauty of this place. Such a remarkable feature, and to have it named Smith somehow seems so "aw shucks" Oregon. And we don't even know who the Smith really was!
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Re: Afternoon Hike at Smith Rock State Park

Postby SweetSierra » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:00 pm

It's a beautiful place. I went there a couple of times on trips to Bend but didn't have time to hike the trail. Thanks for the photos. That looks like a fun trail. The brew pub at the end sounds good too. :)
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