A few weeks back I took a quick trip into central Oregon with my lovely wife Christina. It was a great little getaway to take in some beautiful country.
This was my first time up close to Smith Rock - I've passed by on the highway and seen it out in the distance, but for some reason have never taken the time to drive out to the State Park. It is impressive! When you visit be sure to bring some binoculars and watch the climbers in action, there were hundreds the day we stopped by. Better yet, bring your climbing gear!
Next, on to "Hole in the Ground," a mile wide crater created by a volcanic steam blast. Those are full sized pine trees down at the bottom. For a sense of scale, there's a little yellowish pixel across the rim, that's a car!
By Adriel Henderson