Sisters High Country Tour | Bronco Basecamp at Overland Expo PNW
Sunday, July 10, 202209:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)09:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
Sunday, July 10, 202201:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)13:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
- BRONCO NATION REGION
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Bronco Event Details:
Leaving Basecamp at 9AM on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll pick up Bronco Nation members that are not attending the expo at the Umatilla Sports Complex staging area at 9:30. End time is approximate. While this event is open to all, priority in availability goes to Bronco Basecamp attendees. Register for Bronco Basecamp: https://overlandexpo.regfox.com/2022-overland-expo-pacific-northwest?registrants.source=BroncoNationOXPNW
We’ll head to the top of McKenzie Pass to check out the Dee Wright Observatory together. This lava rock structure was completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 and offers panoramic views of the Cascade Range and many nearby ancient lava flows.
From the pass, we’ll head down to explore the Deschuttes National Forest. A scenic trail to Round Lake won’t impress your Bronco but will give you an appreciation for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. From there, we’ll head to Camp Sherman to stock up at the Camp Sherman store before checking out the Wizard Falls State Fish Hatchery on the Metolius River.
The store at Camp Sherman is well-supplied with both snacks and stocks some excellent camping gear as well. The fish hatchery gives you a chance to see some rainbow trout and kokanee salmon and has food dispensers for kids (and adults) that want to feed the fish.
The final stop on the tour is the town of Sisters, OR. This beautiful mountain town has great coffee shops (this is the Pacific Northwest after all), bakeries, and parks. Kids can enjoy the great playground at the Village Green City Park while others go and grab coffee and baked goods from Sisters Coffee Company just two blocks down from the park.
Sisters will be our end point for the tour, attendees will be free to head back to Basecamp or head out on their own adventures.
Dee Wright Observatory: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recarea/?recid=4403
Camp Sherman: https://www.campshermanstore.com/
Wizard Falls Hatchery: https://myodfw.com/wizard-falls-hatchery-visitors-guide
Sisters Oregon: https://www.sisterscountry.com/
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- Start Point: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Southeast Airport Way, Redmond, Deschutes County, OR, USA GPS Coordinates: 44.23812, -121.18534 Notes:
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