I enjoyed a couple of beautiful hikes here in Central Oregon high desert country. Today, I hiked at Smith rock State Park.
And on Friday, my friend Hanne and I hiked at Chimney Rock.
We both really enjoy the high desert landscape, with its lava rocks and dramatic vistas. Being outdoors is a joy! And hiking is great exercise. Both of these hikes have some good elevation and challenging sections.
All of your hikes must mean that your knees aren't as painful as they were; that is very good news. You have such a varied terrain in Oregon. It is like the best of several states in one.