Family Reunion – Paulina Lake, Central Oregon

Returning a third time this year to Central Oregon for a family campout at Paulina Lake in Newberry Caldera.

Parents, siblings, kids, grandkids, cousins galore!

Family Pano at Gordy's Truck Stop in LaPine

Family Pano at Gordy’s Truck Stop in LaPine

Didn’t get a lot of geocaching done but managed a few earthcaches and a handful of traditionals.

Caching Around the Caldera

Caching Around the Caldera

Oh, Deer! (GC1JD8Y) by tnt58
BC’s BPA Power Grid (GC30B13) by Kestrel Ridge
LITTLE D STOP& GO (GCYCA2) by dreuel
Fuzz Ball (GC3ERJD) by kowgrl59
Paulina Creek Falls EarthCache (GCQ36T) by Volcanoguy
Twisted (GC1PXW0) by TNT58
Fallen Giant (GC60YGZ) by tnt58
F.Y.I. (GCXK4K) by oldsmokey
Newberry Crater? or Caldera? Earthcache (GC5VAE5) by Volcanoguy
Lava Cast Forest EarthCache (GCPW9X) by Volcanoguy
Big Obsidian Flow EarthCache (GCQ36N) by Volcanoguy
UNCLE JR. & MAX CACHE (GC2B0X8) by UNCLE JR. , & MAX CODAY
Short Logs (GC5AMTF) by Sea Flyer
Off End (GC5AMT2) by Sea Flyer

Paulina Falls and our East Lake Campsite

Paulina Falls and our East Lake Campsite

Apparently I didn’t get many pics of the campout either! Cold and rainy weather kept most of us in our cabins or RV’s much of the time.

Granddaughter Kyla came out from Bend to hang out with us for a few days. She braved the weather in a tent!

Kyla got bored with just kayaking......

Kyla got bored with just kayaking……

One really interesting place we checked out was the Lava Cast Forest just north of the caldera. Nice interpretive trail here. Strange hollow “casts” left after lava flowed through a forest!

Hollow Cast

Hollow Cast

After the campout, we moved over to East Lake (3 miles away) for an extension of our time here. We were joined after a couple of days by my cousin and his wife. They brought kayaks so the four of us went kayaking one day.