Backpacking is glorious in the

Backpacking is glorious in the "Oregon Alps"

EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS — As we stood on the top of Oregon’s largest wilderness area, looking down upon mountains that spread across the horizon like rows of jagged teeth, we decided the only way to celebrate was swimming in a lake partly covered by snow and ice.

From the moment we’d entered the backcountry of the Wallowa Mountains it had been hot, and during the 3,400-foot climb to our campsite at Ice Lake — and the even steeper trek to the 9,826-foot summit...

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Redwoods hike: It's a 13-mile journey you won't forget

Redwoods hike: It's a 13-mile journey you won't forget

ORICK, Calif. — When the world's tallest trees are just one highlight of a hike — and maybe not even the main highlight — there's a good chance you've found a pretty spectacular place.
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Silver Falls State Park: A spring wonderland

Silver Falls State Park: A spring wonderland

Silver Falls State Park is one of Oregon's most popular parks, and this time of year it's easy to see why.
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Winter  on the Rim

Winter on the Rim

It's generally not cool to wake up your tent mate, especially on a winter camping trip when it's really cold and very early. But the stunning sunrise over Crater Lake isn't something you see every day, so I shook my husband, Brendan, awake. From the door of our tent, we had a perfect view of North America's deepest lake, set in the sunken caldera of an ancient volcano. As the sun eased over the eastern rim, the snow around our campsite blushed pink, and Wizard Island, the tree-studded cinder...
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Thundering waters

Thundering waters

A series of "thundering" waterfalls along the North Umpqua River exerts a powerful pull on enthusiasts visiting and residing in Southern Oregon.
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Beyond the Rim

Beyond the Rim

The view from the rim is iconic, the clarity of its water is known worldwide. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S. and Oregon's only national park. Yet for all of its 286 square miles, the park is seen by many visitors only from Rim Drive, that 33-mile road that encircles the volcanic caldera formed when the former Mount Mazama erupted more than 5,500 years ago.
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Way Up High

Way Up High

Bolan Mountain Lookout is not an easy place to find.
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