So, now that it’s officially 2015 (whoa), let’s take a look back at the big year that was 2014. We traveled a lot. We hiked a lot. We ate a lot. We moved to Portland. It was pretty great. Here are the highlights of the many Ringer adventures:
Best Waterfall Hikes:
One of the many reasons why Bend is a spectacular place. You don’t have to walk far to see the waterfall, but there’s ton of hiking around it.
Crazy cool, and conveniently located close to a hot spring (prepare for some nudies).
Ten waterfalls in 8.7 miles. Done.
Best Roadtrip Stop:
You have to see it to believe it. Absolutely spectacular in every way.
Best Camping Trip:
One of the most scenic hikes we’ve ever done, with tons of snow, even in mid-June. And a great campsite right next to Devil’s Lake.
Best (and Worst) Running Shenanigans:
I ran two marathons in October. The Portland Marathon came first, and it was the worst.
This was the second marathon, and the views were worth every grueling hill. If you’re going to run a marathon in Oregon, this is pretty top notch.
Best Water Activities:
Another reason why Bend rocks. This is the perfect way to spend a hot summer afternoon.
A hike through a creek full of freezing water up to my shoulders. Ridiculous, yet completely incredible.
Biggest Life Event:
After 2 years at the University of Oregon, Eric graduated with his MBA in June, which led to our big move to Portland in the Fall.
Generally Awesome Oregon Adventures:
This was just ridiculously cool. Lots of hiking, rock climbing, and views for days.
The third tallest mountain in Oregon proved to be a beast, but the 12.5-mile round trip is gorgeous.
This mountain range we’d never heard of in Northeastern Oregon stole our hearts during our Thanksgiving visit. There’s so much hiking to be done in 2015!
Here’s hoping 2015 shapes up to be just as exciting as last year!