You can see bald eagles too!
Embedded in the Oregon high desert are many, many climbing routes available at Smith Rock -- 1500 to be exact.
Smith Rock is a great place to learn because with that many routes there is bound to be a route for your level.
Permits are only $3.00 a day or $25.00 a year.
What a beautiful area with campgrounds.
If you have family or friends who don't cliimb, there is plenty for them to do too -- lots of hiking trails, some along the river.
It does get up into the 100's during the summer and gets very cold, close to freezing in the winter.