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Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 2:38 PM

If you want to cover ground next summer on the Pacific Crest Trail, or climb Mount McLoughlin, or explore any of the numerous high-elevation trails in Southern Oregon and Northern California, it's a good idea to go outside and get prepared.

Posted Feb 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

One of the most spectacular trails in the United States — and perhaps the most iconic pathway in Oregon — is scheduled to reopen in full by the summer of 2017. The Timberline Trail, a 40-mile circuit of Mount Hood, has been...

Updated Jan 25, 2016 at 10:29 AM

With a big, fat snowpack sitting on top of the mountains that surround our valley, this would be a good winter to finally learn how to snowshoe.

Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 9:42 AM

The views are incredible from viewpoints along the Spence Mountain Trail, Southern Oregon's newest network of trails. Depending on the vantage, the panorama can include Mount Shasta, Upper Klamath Lake, the Cascades peaks surrounding Crater Lake...

Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 9:19 AM

ASHLAND — Mountain bikers barreling down legit trails built for hikers and horseback riders were already causing headaches for Ashland watershed managers in 2011, but then things began to get egregious on a little stretch of hiking...

Posted Jan 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The Wild Rivers Coast is conifer country. The towering firs and monumental redwoods define the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts. But a very important tree to the area's history is often overlooked, and it's got a few names:...

Updated Dec 24, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Samuel Boardman was Oregon's first parks superintendent, and he built a career on the vision of securing the future of public places. A road engineer by trade, he went on to negotiate with private landowners to donate or sell their property...

Updated Nov 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Editor's Note: Day Trippin' is a recurring feature that gives readers a chance to play tour guide and tell us about a nearby getaway. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are already upon us, so it is a great time to take a...

Posted Nov 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Kalmiopsis Wilderness is known for its challenging trails. By default of topography, the routes are steep, winding, loose and rocky. And by default of economy, largely unmaintained. Most people don't want spend the little time they can...

Updated Nov 25, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Crater Lake's annual, free, ranger-guided snowshoe walks will begin this year at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The walks will be offered every Saturday and Sunday through May 1, 2016, with additional outings offered weekdays in late December...

Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 10:05 AM

It's a hike through history, but also a challenging trek with spectacular views, thick forests and pristine lakes.

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