Originally Posted by blucher
when weather allows I want to try some camping areas at the top of Santiam Pass in the Cascades. If that goes well I might give astrophotography a shot.
Big Lake at the Hoodoo exit is a great spot. The campsites have great views of Mt. Washington, but make sure to bring bug spray, the mosquitos are a PITA. Coldwater Cove on Clear Lake near the Santiam Junction is a much more pleasant experience, but you lose a lot of altitude.