That's right. Interpretative Naturalist David Vick won't be around Smith Rock much longer doing the Geology and Raptor talks on weekends some of you may have enjoyed, sharing with visitors pieces of his vast personal databank of knowledge of plants, animals, and geology. His last "Raptor Rap," where you can see the park's bald eagles through a powerful spotting scope and learn about all of the other raptor species that call the park home is this Saturday, June 30, David's official retirement date.
Tiffany Larsen and her buddy Rebecca Yaguda were climbing in the Lower Gorge of the Crooked River at Smith Rock State Park when they heard an animal whimpering. Then they saw the big, shivering trapped dog in the freezing Crooked River. They sprang into action.
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but an artifact speaks volumes. A new exhibit at the High Desert Museum entitled "Ascent: Climbing Explored" has so many artifacts from renowned area and regional climbers it's a veritable candy store for climbers, and non-climbers alike. You just can't take any of the candy home with you.
Even if you're not on Facebook anymore, you can still impress your friends with your new knowledge of Smith Rock State Park's explosive past and its breeding raptors.
Every picture tells a story, but video captures a series of moments and gives them context. Local company Hydroflask, who launched the first all-insulated bottle line-up into the market, wanted to do more for its customers than talk features. They wanted to share experiences in the form of video in the "Live" section of their website with "Stories that inspire us, to inspire you."