We spent the last few days at Black Butte Ranch visiting with friends.  It’s just on the other side of the Cascades and and a quick drive to Bend.  I remember visiting years ago, but it’s been a while.

We took the long way through the gorge to avoid the chain requirement up at Mt. Hood and give B his first opportunity to see Multnomah Falls.  While it recently re-opened from the devastating wildfires last summer, there are still barriers preventing access to the trails.

Three Sisters from Black Butte Ranch.

First snow angel, check.  First snowball fight with dad, check.

Nice few days out of the valley and into the mountains.  B had a blast playing with his friends and finally got to use his snow pants this winter.