Four people hiked the Paulina Peak loop on Sunday, Aug. 20.
“This is one of my favorite hikes” said group leader Hilloah Rohr. “We only saw a few runners on the trail. Traffic was light both directions and best of all we had no smoke up there! We did spot a pine martin on the trail and could make out Fort Rock on the backside.
“It was very hard for me to look down on the Cascades and Bend to see all the thick smoke we’re living in. Let’s hope this fire gets under control soon and we can once again enjoy life in our beautiful backyard.”
(Photos by Hilloah Rohr)