Hikers Explore New Sand Lilly Trail

A CONC Meetup hiking group trekked in the Badlands east of Bend on Sunday, Jan. 27.

Group leader Raymond Daruszka planned an outing to explore the new Sand Lilly trail from the Larry Chitwood trailhead at the northern border of the Badlands at the end of Obernolte Road off of Dodds Road. He made it a “dog friendly” outing.

“A fun group, lots of dogs kept it interesting, and lots of new faces on the hike,” says hiker Thom Iverson. He later adds, “Usual scenery in the Badlands, with a spring-like day to make it a pleasant 4.35-mile stroll on a beach like sandy trail.”

(Photos by Thom Iverson)