26 THE PORTLAND GUIDE | Discover Oregon Oregon is a spectacular example of what can happen
when nature gets artistic!
Oregon’s High Desert Country offers 300 days of
sun per year and endless opportunity for hiking,
white-water rafting, skiing, golfing, rock-climbing,
biking and fly-fishing. The landscape features
rugged lava flows, sage-scented high desert, snowcovered
peaks, dense forests, sparkling alpine lakes
and adventure-filled rivers.
Golfers delight in the High Desert region,
with over 25 spectactacular courses to choose
from. Scenic sites around the region include
Suttle Lake, just west of Sisters, with trails for
hikers, mountain bikers and bald eagle watchers.
The Newburry National Volcanic Monument
likes within the Deschutes National Forest south
of Bend. This ancient caldera is home to the
remarkable Paulina and East Lakes, and Smith
Rock State Park offers spectacular sights to rock
climbers from either Morning Glory Wall or
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