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Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

WILLIAMS — Cheryl Bruner strolls along a piece of the old Layton Ditch Trail beneath a canopy of lichen-laced white oaks and thick Ponderosa pines that part at times to offer panoramic views of the Williams Valley below. This one-time miner's ditch is so rich with history and picturesque views that Bruner and others in Williams believe it should be canonized as a state scenic trail. "It's beautiful," Bruner says. "It really is a nice example of a Southern Oregon pine-oak...

Updated Oct 6, 2015 at 11:12 AM

For Ed McBee of Jacksonville, being lost on a wilderness road eight years ago started years of exploration across Oregon and led to writing two trail guides. McBee, who recently released the second part of his trail guides, "Oregon...

Posted Oct 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

“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...

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM

If you would like to see your favorite hiking trail recognized by the state, applications are being accepted now for Oregon's state-designated trails list. By recognizing outstanding trails, the state program strives to promote them to...

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