A Day at Smith Rock State Park. {Bend, Oregon Photographer}

Earlier this month, on a HOT  Saturday afternoon, my 12 year old daughter and I, along with my camera of course, went into Smith Rock State Park for a hike. The breathtaking views that greeted us started the excitement rolling. The renowned Kingline ( 180feet long and 500 feet above the Crooked River) was in full view as were several other highlines throughout the park.  I was excited to have great light and plenty of rock climbers and highliners at my mercy!

We climbed up the infamous Misery Ridge and we were very grateful to finally be rewarded with the 360 degree view at the top. The much needed  breeze to dry the sweat that had been dripping off our bodies, empowered us to continue. We ate lunch and drank our almost empty water supply, overlooking the action on Monkey Face. There were plenty of moments where my stomached dropped purely from watching these entertaining and fearless climbers and highliners.

We completed our hike with a soak under the drinking water fountain then headed up one last hill before exciting the park.

Below are some photos that show the endless beauty and action that we so enjoyed.

 

 

 

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