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Bend, Overall is the best-selling hiking/exploring guideboook for the Central Oregon region surrounding Bend . Not only does it have all the hikes, it goes beyond the typical guidebook by detailing the "local secrets" that most locals don't even know! Ask any local and they'll say "get Bend Overall".
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This 1963 staircase into Arnold Ice cave is part of the fascinating history of this cave. Entry 11 has all the history and details to visit this and the other nearby caves.

Did ya know that Uma Thurman partied in this cave in "Even the Cowgirls get the Blues"? Bend Overall knows---see appendix 5!

Appendix 5 in Bend Overall describes all the Bend area movie locations as well as when the scenes appear within the films. Minutes 15 to 34 of "Tonka" feature this Lil Dry Canyon and this cave.

Former site of the historic lookout cabin.

This historic Lookout Tree may be the Ochocos' most interesting historic "secret". Few know of its existence and even fewer have ever figured out exactly where it's located. Entry 97 details the directions to it as well as showing a 1920s photo of the lookout in its prime. The cabin that accompanied the lookout is now located next to the closed-down Ochoco Ranger Station on FS 42.

I dedicated "Bend, Overall" to the memory and achievements of Tom McCall. Page 8 details how to find this lonely gravestone...but you can possibly find it by having this picture available at the cemetery for reference.

This is a fabulous log cabin ruins. Entry 95 details all the varied mining ruins in the immediate area.

The rock balanced atop the tall spire fell sometime around 2008. In entry 87 I give exact directions to find these oddities as well as showing an older picture of the formerly balanced rock.

Very few people know that Chush falls has a twin neighbor. Now you know. See entry 47 for details.

You need to know WHEN---what time of day, what time of year, to see the best sunbeams slanting thru this cave. See entry 50 for exact details and directions to this hard-to-find cave.


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