Sunriver - something sinister going on there?
As we were trying to find the road to the Cascade Lakes in the mountains southwest of Bend, OR, we made the mistake of entering the resort community of Sunriver. It turns out that there is only one way into Sunriver. If you are foolish enough to take this road, you find yourself in an endless maze of circles and winding roads that seem to be going in the right direction, but then twist back on themselves to dump you out where you started. You can't tell any of these roads apart, as they are all heavily forested and lined with little 'cottages' painted the same tasteful green color that is supposed to blend with the surrounding woods. So you are constantly asking yourself: "have we been here before?" and never getting an answer.
I took pictures of Sunriver, but none of them came out. Coincidence? Perhaps...
After we tore ourselves loose from Sunriver, we found this camping spot beside a river. According to the map, it is close to the lakes, and after the Sunriver debacle we were not in the mood to search for anything else. We needed to kick back, knit, and contemplate our navels.