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Bend Oregon, Feb 2008 Julie and I spent a week in Bend Oregon visiting her dad. Originally we had planned on skiing at Mt Bachelor - we did ski for a few hours a couple of days, but the weather just wasn't safe. At best the light was so flat it was difficult to navigate the 300+ inches of snow. The rest of the time it was a complete white-out, I couldn't even see the snow at my feet. Since skiing wasn't in the cards we spent the week exploring the other attractions near Bend; including: - The many walking trails along the Deschutes River running through town. - The High Desert Museum, a sanctuary for over 100 injured or otherwise dependant animals - Smith Rock State Park, apparently an internationally renouned destination for rock climbing