We packed up and left the Oakridge cabin in the early morning on Wednesday the 28th and headed towards Smith Rock State Park near Bend. We made a quick detour to Salem to pick up some things we left at the wedding and drove through Sisters on our way to Smith Rock.
We arrived at Smith Rock around 4:00PM and snagged a campsite at Bivouac for $10 and set up camp before hiking around the crooked River. This was the most pleasant camping experience we've ever had, and it definitely set the bar high for our future campgrounds!
We broke camp around 8:00AM on Thursday the 29th and stopped at the visitor center before heading out towards Crater Lake. We stopped in Bend to grab coffee at Palate Coffee Bar, picked up some extra rolls of film, and stocked up on groceries.
Next Stop, Crater Lake National Park!