A perch with a view

A perch with a view

After being razed by a forest fire in 2002, a popular cabin in the Fremont-Winema National Forest is once again hosting visitors and offering spectacular views of Eastern Oregon's Summer Lake Valley.

When the Winter fire roared through Lake County in 2002, about 34,000 acres of forestland were scorched, along with the Fremont Point Cabin, a cozy, 24-by-16-foot, one-room structure that had been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1931.

The rebuilt cabin, which mostly...

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Outside-in at The Rock

Outside-in at The Rock

“The Rock” — the locals' name for the geological formation formally known as Fort Rock — looms large over northern Lake County's high desert.

A geologic oddity that's been called a petrified version of the Roman Colosseum, The Rock is a natural phenomenon created thousands of years ago by cataclysmic eruptions. The ring of the crescent-shaped monolith is about 4,460 feet in diameter, while its basalt walls rise upwards of 325 feet above the surrounding...

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DAY TRIPPIN': Taking the backdoor route to Applegate Lake

DAY TRIPPIN': Taking the backdoor route to Applegate Lake

Editor's Note: Day Trippin' is a regular feature that gives readers a chance to play tour guide and tell us about a nearby getaway.

By Curt Kline

for the Mail Tribune

A lot of people love to go to the Applegate Lake every year. It’s an easy trip and the weather in the Applegate Valley is almost always nice. But 99 percent of them take the “easy” way. Turn at Ruch and follow the nice paved road along the river all the way to the...

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