Perfect quick summer day getaway? A short hike in Jefferson County

The Madras Pioneer highlights the trail at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve outside of Sisters as a perfect summertime stroll.
By Stan Pine
The Madras Pioneer

Cheat grass, discovering educational opportunities and maintaining social distancing. Like everything else in these trying times, even walking and hiking are not as uncomplicated as they once were.

Despite over 130 hikes, wanders and strolls in my book, most now have summer issues that can make them less desirable. An abundance of cheat grass is making my book's "wanders" and hikes a nightmare for both dogs and humans...