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Explore old Indian Caves in Little Dry River Canyon - Oregon Badlands Wilderness

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  • Lava Lanes Bowling Center

    1555 Northeast Forbes Road, Bend, OR (map)

    44.055386 -121.282486

  • We'll meet in the front of the parking lot nearest Highway 20.
  • We'll drive out to the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and hike around 3.5-4 miles (out & back) past beautiful ancient Juniper trees to the Little Dry River Canyon  formed during the last Ice Age. This little canyon contains several overhang caves that were used long ago as refuge by Indians seeking protection from the cold. These overhangs are blackened by the smoke from the fires that kept the Indians warm. Once we're in the canyon keep your eyes open as there are several ancient Indian pictographs on the walls of the canyon.

    This is a great area for dogs to run off leash. It is really important that you keep your dogs within sight as the Badlands is a huge wilderness area and a dog separated from the group could easily get lost out there.

    Always bring water for yourself and your dogs.  It is also suggested that you bring shoe chains (Yak Traks) in case there is ice on the trails.  Always be safe out in the wilderness.

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    By participating in any Bend Canine Friends events you are securing your voluntary consent to take part in any of the activities hosted by the leadership team of Bend Canine Friends. By participating in any of our events you are ensuring your understanding of the possible dangers to you and your dog(s) that are associated with exposure to the outdoor activities of this group.


    By participating in any Bend Canine Friends events you are claiming full responsibility for your own health, actions, and well-being during this event. This includes the health, actions, and well-being of any dogs or minors that are in your charge.

    You also agree that under no circumstances shall this group, its organizer, co-organizers, event organizers or event hosts be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages to yourself, your guests, your dog(s), minors under your care and/or personal property.

    Thank you for your understanding. Be safe!




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  • Jill

    i shoveled the drive but when i got to the street snow was knee deep. I think I am not going to be able to go anywhere

    February 8, 2014

  • neil

    in light of recent snow accumulation is this event still happening?

    February 7, 2014

    • Susan B. R.

      Im packing my flock and hitting the trail

      2 · February 7, 2014

    • Mark D.

      I'll decide by 6:00 PM Saturday evening & let everyone know.

      1 · February 8, 2014

  • Jill

    Hey Mark, we will just meet you out there!

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Mark D.

      OK, Jill. That's fine. Take the turn off from Highway 20, the one that would take you to Dry River Canyon. Then drive about 1 mile to the parking lot where the hike will begin.

      February 6, 2014

    • Mark D.

      Here's the directions to the trailhead, Jill: http://goo.gl/maps/BH...­

      1 · February 6, 2014

  • judy h.

    I guess my note didn't get posted but I think I am on the list. Always wanted to see the Badlands. What fun this will be. Thanks, Mark.

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Mark D.

      Yes, Judy, you are on the list. Look forward to seeing you & Cindy.

      February 3, 2014

    • Mark D.

      If you'd like to meet us at the trailhead here's the route how to get there from Prineville: http://goo.gl/maps/qL...­

      February 6, 2014

  • neil

    no dog but will try to catch a coyote

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Mark D.

      Sounds like a plan, Neil!

      February 6, 2014

  • Yewah

    This sounds like a great place to explore! I was wondering, however, if dogs are allowed off leash in wilderness areas. I had the impression that they aren't. I'm new to the area and could be wrong, but it would be worth checking if you're not certain... I look forward to dog hikes with this group!

    February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The Badlands is all off leash, year round.

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun! Bummer I have to work at 1. Enjoy:)

    February 2, 2014

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