On one of the last days during the family reunion, everyone planned on rafting down the Deschutes river, but since we couldn't take little Daxton on that adventure we decided to take a drive up to Lava Butte with mom and dad. Lava Butte is a cinder cone located just north of Sunriver. The cone is capped with a crater that is about 60 feet deep with a trail that runs around the rim.
It erupted about 7,000 years ago and left behind a lava flow on the west side of the cone. It's amazing how it has totally changed the make of the land, allowing no vegetation to grow for several miles.
Once again we were very grateful for our trusty BOB stroller that can pretty much handle everything. Once we drove to the top, we all figured a nice stroll around the rim would be perfect. About two minutes onto the trail it became pretty apparent that it would be quite the slippery slope. The views were incredible though.
It was a beautiful morning with mom and dad.
Thanks again, for the fun outing!