On the last day driving home from my Yosemite trip, I stopped by at Smith Rocks State Park north of Redmond, OR, for it's classic 4-mile loop hike. Smith Rocks is one of the most famous rock climbing areas in Oregon.

The view from the parking area. The trail on the other side of the Crooked River would be my return.

First it is up the steep and hot Misery Ridge trail.

More Smith Rocks

The Three Sisters visible in the Cascades

This is Monkey Face rock

Belayer in green, climber below

Accessing the rock via a Tyrolean Traverse as the climber gets higher

The back side of Smith Rocks on the River Trail