OPERATION OREGON ESCAPE 2017
Oakridge, Oregon & Surrounding Areas
July 21-23: Tenkara Bug Out
July 24: Crater Lake National Park
Slightly dejected from my Georgia fishing trip, I pondered the potential next steps on Sunday night. May and June are not really an option for another fishing getaway, (which means no Midwest Tenkara Fest this year), so I turned my sights on July. But where to go? Hopefully somewhere a little cooler in climate than Florida.
Staring blankly at my computer screen and pondering fishing destinations in my head, I noticed Tom Davis' post on the Tenkara Bug Out in my blogroll. I had considered the Bug Out for about 5 minutes a month ago but dismissed it, "nah, too far away..."
A little more motivated, I mentioned it to my wife, and she encouraged me to go. Figured I could fish a few days around the framework of the tenkara get-together, then head a little bit south and visit Crater Lake National Park (which has been a bucket list destination for some time). Maybe find a Sasquatch along the way. She said I should definitely go. I told her I'd think about it.
When I went to work on Monday (yesterday), I was suffering through a cross-functional strategy meeting when one of our "tech guys" entered the room wearing a Crater Lake novelty t-shirt. Coincidence? No way, I consider it a sign... the Universe at work. It's happening. Game on.
Yeah, it's somewhat of an impulsive decision, but you know what, you only live once... and I've got a Delta Airlines travel voucher burning a hole in my pocket. Plus, I've only been to that part of the country once and never fished any of it.
Let's do this. T-minus 3 months...