Bivouacking in Oregon’s Back of Beyond with NYTimes Travel Writer

“On a chilly afternoon in late June, we stood contemplating our options in an icy Oregon rain that pricked our skin like needles. The canyon’s 300-foot-high walls of chocolate rhyolite had corralled the river into a pool too deep to wade through, too cold to swim in. Turning back would mean a grueling two-day retreat upstream. If we pushed ahead we could be out in a day. The decision was painful but clear: time to strip and swim.” – New York Times, Bivouacking in Oregon’s Back of Beyond by Tim Neville

Oregon’s Outback - Oregon Natural Desert Association
“Wet, bloody but not beaten: hikers show off their sodden feet and wounds from making their way through the canyon.” Credit: Tim Neville for The New York Times