Day 5 of 10. We left Diamond Lake mid-morning and drove up through Bend and then Sisters, OR. On our drive, we called the local information line for Sisters to get help finding a camping spot. They mentioned Cold Spring Campgrounds but sadly, once we arrived, we were pretty disappointed by the dry hot conditions. So, we headed into town.
Sisters is a very nice small town, a bit like a movie set of a western town with it's freshly painted signs and storefronts. We were craving fresh veggies and fruits, and were drawn to a farm stand in town next to the gas station where we got fresh nectarines, sweet white corn and juicy blackberries. Yum!
We asked about some campsites near some cool water, and were told to drive up Elm Street towards Three Creek Lake. At a certain point, we were dismayed by the stretch of dead trees (due to the Pole Creek fire of 2012), and we passed up the campsites at Horse Meadows. Luckily we drove on towards the actual lake, and were rewarded with a sweet little campsite up the hill on the edge of the woods. We set up our tents and our hammocks, and I made friends with a deer while gathering kindling.
That night I was able to set up my camera and tripod down at the lake for these fun long-exposure shots. They came out a little blurry, but (hopefully) since figured out what the problem was and will be taking more night sky shots again soon!