Hunter Noack is very attached—to his 9-foot Steinway grand piano that is. He hauls it on his performing platform to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. And now visitors to Smith Rock State Park get to experience "In a Landscape," (IAL) an outdoor concert series at the confluence of music, nature, and technology.
SmithRock.com is happy to report for all you anxious climbers that the First Kiss climbing area is open again as of tomorrow, Friday, July 13. As far as park management knows, the chicks fledged successfully, bringing all climbing closures to an end for the season.
We see it EVERY summer. Scores of hikers heading straight up Misery Ridge, in full sun, dressed in black, with one small water bottle for 2-3 people. The recipe for a Search and Rescue call. It doesn't need to be this way, but you can avoid becoming a statistic pretty easily. First, let's test your knowledge on hydration. (And don't worry, we made this quiz. No one gets your personal data from it.)
The park saw another successful breeding season for most of its raptor population. Fledging activity with the Bald and Golden Eagles this week prompted a lift of climbing restrictions in the Monument Area for the Goldens, as well as a lift of the trail restriction advisory on the Canyon Trail for the Balds as of today, Saturday, July 7, 2018.