Another photo from my trip to Bend, this was taken at Smith Rock State Park. I had been before but last time I visited there were no rock climbers at all but this time there was almost always a climber in view. Unfortunately I my shoulders are not especially stable, it doesn't affect my daily life but I suspect that it would be a really bad idea to try to take up rock climbing. I've already dislocated my right shoulder once and both of them are susceptible making the risk an ill-advised one.
At some point I am going to have to finish sharing photos from this trip but it was so exciting. Here in Portland we're used to our temperate rainforest environment and the high desert is so vastly different. It makes me long to repeat a road trip I took a decade ago through the southwest stopping at all kinds of state and national parks. Perhaps it is time to plan another such adventure...
Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
200mm, f5.6, 1/250 sec @ 200 ISO