Welcome Savannah, Smith Rock's New Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant

Welcome Savannah, Smith Rock's New Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant

Savannah Steele has more than a cool name. She has a penetrating smile that is the manifestation of her inner drive to make the world a better place. And we couldn’t be happier that she chose Smith Rock to continue her mission in her new position as Park Ranger Assistant.

What Will be the Future of the Lower Gorge?

What Will be the Future of the Lower Gorge?

We took a stroll out to the Lower Gorge with John Rich, a long-time climbing aficionado of the Gorge Area, aka “Mayor of the Gorge.” We wanted to get his take on the proposed Oregon State Parks & Rec (OPRD) acquisition of 38 undeveloped acres to expand Smith Rock State Park there on both sides of the Crooked River.

It's Fledge Time at the Smith Rock Bald Eagle Nest

It's Fledge Time at the Smith Rock Bald Eagle Nest

Just after we joined the Bald Eaglets on Sunday for Happy Hour and watched them waiting on Mom and Dad for food, we saw them trying out their wings to join in the catch. Jeff Seaman of Bend followed up with subsequent daily visits and captured the moment for at least one of the pair.