Hikers visit Otter Bench
Desert Trail Association member Dan Chamness led a New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, hike on the Otter Bench Trail in Crooked River Ranch. Hikers joining Chamness included Skip Smith, Dan O'Brien, Cindy Murray, Bim Gander and Sue Combs.
The next Desert Trail hike will be on March 5, to Pat's Cabin Wilderness Study Area, just north of the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. "It's a celebration of Fat Tuesday, Central Oregon style," Chamness said.