Driving by Ochoco Lake near Prineville in Central Oregon and saw a Pretty Dazzling Vibrant Sunrise!

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Driving by Ochoco Lake near Prineville in Central Oregon and saw a Pretty Dazzling Vibrant Sunrise!

Post by TrailPerspective » February 2nd, 2024, 9:40 am

On January 24, 2024, I was on my way in the early morning to Bandit Springs Sno-Park to do some Winter Hiking (videos forthcoming very soon), when I was struck by this stunning Sunrise casting a radiant glow over Ochoco Lake, so I spontaneously stopped and hiked over to the Shoreline, my first time ever visiting Ochoco Lake! I also checked out the two Day Use Picnic Sites near the Lake and assessed which Campsite is the best one at Ochoco Lake Campground. I got 13 minutes of footage and was there for exactly 17 minutes with walking time back and forth to my car, as I continued on to Bandit Springs Sno-Park for a Yaxtrax'ing adventure! My takeaway was that Ochoco Lake is beautiful and a bit of a hidden/underrated gem that deserves much more fanfare and patronage across greater Central Oregon!

Just posted it a video a little while ago on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/CU9KYMtyn2w

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Re: Driving by Ochoco Lake near Prineville in Central Oregon and saw a Pretty Dazzling Vibrant Sunrise!

Post by TrailPerspective » February 4th, 2024, 3:49 pm

Here is the link to the Bandit Springs Sno-Park (near Prineville in Ochoco National Forest) Winter Yaxtrax Hike:

https://youtu.be/Tvywo0CtJK0

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Re: Driving by Ochoco Lake near Prineville in Central Oregon and saw a Pretty Dazzling Vibrant Sunrise!

Post by retired jerry » February 4th, 2024, 4:07 pm

I've been to Ochocos man times, I'll have to check this out

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Re: Driving by Ochoco Lake near Prineville in Central Oregon and saw a Pretty Dazzling Vibrant Sunrise!

Post by TrailPerspective » February 16th, 2024, 5:25 am

This was probably my favorite Ponderosa Pine highlight section of the whole Yaxtrax Winter Hike:

https://youtu.be/gXcBIWFUGDY

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