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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
During the Covid-19 Pandemic with many of the most popular trails shut down, we have been looking for places to hike that may still be open and accessible this time of year. Yesterday we hiked Black Butte Trail for the first time. We have lived in Central Oregon since 1985, but have never attempted this hike before. The drive to the trail head was over 5 miles of dirt road (Forest Service Road 1110), after leaving paved Forest Service Road 11 with that last mile of road very rough. But we discovered that this is a very popular hike and the parking lot was full; forest passes are required to park.We had had a light dusting of snow the night before, so our hike started in the pines with the path highlighted by the snow on both sides. As we climbed, the snow was more prevalent in the trees...
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By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
 Black Butte Ranch Offers Assortment of 2nd home option in Sisters, Oregon If you have ever visited Black Butte Ranch, outside of Sisters, Oregon then you know just how special of a place this is.  The grass seems to be deeper hues of green, the water appears to be deeper shades of blue and the Three Sisters Mountains feel so close that you swear you could reach out and touch them.  For a fortunate few, Black Butte Ranch has been a getaway haven where oneness with nature is a hallmark of daily living. Black Butte Ranch was established as a resort property in the early 1970’s.  In the 1980’s Brooks Resources sold the public elements of the resort to the Black Butte Homeowners Association.  This has created a very unique situation for property owners in Black Butte Ranch, in that they are...
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By Valerie Baldwin, Harvey, Gresham Oregon Real Estate
(John L. Scott Sandy)
 While on a visit to one of my favorite Central Oregon destinations in August 2006, a fire was started by lightning near Lake George.  These photos were shot at Black Butte Ranch.  The sunset through the smoke provided a spectacular back drop for the fire fighting.           This was taken from the lodge pool.  The smoke stayed to the west so the air at the ranch remained relatively clear.   Here's a close up on the blaze.  Located 13 miles west of the town of Sisters, Oregon, it burned 21,290 acres of forest.  It started 8/7/2006 and was contained by 9/15/2006. Black Butte Ranch's Fire and Rescue was on hand to inform and educate the guests and owners who had questions about the fire.  The were no evacuations this time as the fire was far enough away and the winds were favorable.This p...
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