10 gifts for outdoor lovers

10 gifts for outdoor lovers

Every holiday season includes an Oregon Outdoors intervention of sorts that aims to separate outdoor enthusiasts from crappy gear, because bad gear is actually worse than no gear at all.

In a perfect world, trying to find the right stuff to buy that outdoor gearhead in your life shouldn't be difficult and stressful, but it is because the stakes are too high to let the unenlightened take a stab during holiday gifting.

Get him a bad set of waders and he's stuck for years with a wet....

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Boat on your back

Boat on your back

 POLEBRIDGE - Not to sell Quartz Lake short, but as Glacier National Park destinations go, it's tough to love.

The six-mile trail from Bowman Lake Campground offers no views of Bowman Lake or Quartz as it bores through the forest.

Even when it hits a massive fire scar on the south side of Quartz Ridge, new lodgepole growth blocks most of the vista. And once you finally reach the beach and its admittedly elegant perspective of Vulture Peak, that's the end of the...

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Montana stuntman develops backpack bear spray

Montana stuntman develops backpack bear spray

It may sound contradictory, but the people taking the biggest risks are usually the most safety conscious.

Take Billy Lucas, for example. For 30 years, the 57-year-old former Marine has been a Hollywood stuntman — part of that acting as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt double in films like “True Lies” and “The Terminator” series of films. So the fact that Lucas brainstormed a design for a new way to deploy bear spray from a backpack actually makes....

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