We had been planning all week to take a drive up to Camp Sherman and the Metolius River to do some hiking and photography. We knew the weather was going to be fabulous. What I didn’t plan on was me falling and twisting my ankle yesterday. So, walking any distance was not an option for me. But we drove up there anyway.
We were looking for a particular camping area we had been told about but I either didn’t write the directions very well or we took a wrong turn, but we never did find it. But we found some areas of burned out forest that was fairly striking against the blue sky and white clouds.
We stopped at a fish hatchery on the way back and did a short walk from there. I walked just as much as my ankle would allow.
As we were driving home, there were beautiful thunderclouds forming so there’s a possibility of a thunderstorm this evening.
29 Replies to “Day 113 – Metolius”
Sorry about the ankle . . . hope it heals up nicely.
Thanks. It will be fine. Iced it down good last night and it’s already feeling better today.
I really like the tree face and the trout jumping 🙂
It was fun to come across that tree stump way out in the middle of nowhere. Someone had fun with that.
Oh no, a sprained ankle on one of the first perfect days for a hike. I love your photos. Makes me wish we were there fishing instead of home re-organiznig closets while Sweet Hubs pressure washes the deck. The weather was amazing here.
I have a hard time doing housework when it is so beautiful outside. I did that on Saturday so I could “play” yesterday. Loved the summer-like weather but I don’t expect it to last.
The weather made me feel so energized. We had a weekend off the prior weekend so it felt good to start going through closets and de-cluttering. Inspired by having ALL my mom’s stuff still stuffed in our house and filling our warehouse after she died last fall. We are committed to not leave behind such a pile of ‘stuff’ for our kids when we go. Also when we finally realize our dream to move to Bend area we don’t want to take it with us!! 😉
That’s a good reason to get rid of stuff. I’m slowly trying to do that too. The older I get the less clutter I want.
Hope your angle heals quickly. Awesome trout and Mt. Jefferson images!
My ankle will be fine. This is the third time I’ve done that is a few months so I think I just have a really weak ankle.
I hope your ankle is better real soon. I enjoyed the pics, especially the one of the Metolius River.
Thanks, Judy. Driving through the Metolius area reminded me so much of back home. Just different pine trees. I miss that.
Beautiful photographs, so beautiful… Thank you, with my love, nia
Thank you, Nia.
So sorry about your ankle! Take your time and let it heal (I would have told you to NOT do the trip altogether until you were mended, but too late for that!). Lovely photos. Especially love “Trout in training.” 🙂
Good common sense would have kept me at home. But I never said I have any common sense. 🙂 It was just too beautiful to stay home.
Handicapped or not, you still got some amazing photos. I hope your ankle heals soon.
Thank you. It was such a beautiful day and good to be outdoors.
Seems like the ankle didn’t prevent you from getting some good shots. The last 3 are great! I lack the intiative right now to do a shot a day but everytime I see your work I get closer. I think I might start with a shot a week.
It’s hard getting out to take photos every day – especially when working full time. I think getting out once a week is a good option.
Ooooh the ankle… too bad and I hope – as everybaody else that you’ll recover soon!- , but it didn’t keep you staying at home I see… I recognize myself in doing so… great shots you have here… I love the mountJefferson
Thanks, Joanna. I hate to stay home when it is as beautiful out as it was yesterday. I hope to get out more during the summer.
These are wonderful photos Maralee! What a gorgeous river – I can see why you’d head out there with a camera.
We have a lot of beautiful areas around here and I hate to admit that I haven’t been to many of them. I’m hoping to change that this summer and get out and explore more.
An hurting ankle and still holding the grip of the camera. The trout photo is my favourite – hope you are not in any major pain. A twisted ankle can hurt terrible, done it once. You sound to be in a good spirit.
Thanks, Viveka. I’m fine. I do this several times a year. I iced it down good last night and it’s not bad at all.
Great pics… Love the river… trout… Mt Jefferson… really all were beautiful. Take it easy. Maybe that ankle is just telling you to slow down…but with the camera still in your hands 🙂
Stunning pictures! I especially love the second one. Good luck with the ankle. 🙂