This weekend just before I head out to the PCT, I got a few miles in with some friends in a spur of the moment hike at Smith.
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This road is called Burma Road and it will take you to private land here in the area.
I never realized how big this climbers/hikers playground really is! Smith has everything from climbing, single-track mountain biking , backpacking to kayaking.
My friend checking out the view just before the big drop!
Same views just different way to get there. I believe you can see Misery Ridge switchbacks along the right side of the hill.
Some of the lovely trail views along the Crooked River here at Smith Rock.
See the tower on the left? I've climbed that but I have never been to this point on the trail. I was stoked to explore new territories (at least for me) here at Smith.
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