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Posted Aug 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A recent outing into the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area included a tidbit of Oregon history, a trio of tempting mountain lakes and, fittingly during an Olympic summer, chances to work on overcoming low and high hurdles. What is normally a 10-mile round-trip hike required added extra distance because of numerous detours, sometimes hurdling or climbing up and over trail-blocking fallen trees or rambling through the woods around mounds of trees, limbs and debris. Our destination was Blue...

Posted Aug 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

For the first 23 years of Scott Whitson’s life, hiking was not at the top of his list of fun things to do. But then he met our daughter, Lucia, and fell in love. Now he’s a hiker, because she made it abundantly clear, early in...

Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Salt Creek Falls, Oregon's second-highest waterfall, is just a short detour from Highway 58 in the Cascade Mountains near Oakridge. With its easy access — it's just 50 yards from the parking lot to a concrete viewing platform with a...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Sparkling blue mountain lakes, colorful wildflowers and — peek-a-boo — an edifying view of Mount Shasta. For years, hiking friends have praised Mount Eddy. And, like the nearly unanimous response from most folks, my reply was,...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Jacksonville barber Ed McBee takes special pleasure in sitting along the Pacific Crest Trail and surprising weary hikers with hot dogs, melon, chips, nuts, jerky, pop and beer as they enter the much-longed-for state of Oregon, a huge milestone on...

Posted Jul 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I’d be lying if I said that I dream of making an epic backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail. Yes, I know that marching from dawn until dusk with a load on one’s back has become the in thing to do, ever since Cheryl...

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 9:42 AM

ASHLAND — Roxan Alforgue scratches intently into the forested hillside, sloughing the duff away to make room for a future footpath, and all the while missing the big picture. That would be the incredible panoramic views on the...

Posted Jul 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A hike to Grizzly Peak in the eastern Siskiyous is a welcome escape from the heat of summer. Along the way you will experience the wonder of old-growth conifers, a smorgasbord of wildflowers and spectacular views of the Rogue Valley, -Table...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The Wild Rogue Loop is seriously challenging, but well worth the effort. The 25-mile route resurrected from trails that bisect and connect previously sparsely traveled wild lands above the Rogue River and ties in with a section of the...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

While most of the mountain trips I have written about for Oregon Outdoors have involved backpacking trips into remote and pristine wilderness areas, occasionally there is something to be said for the comparative luxury of car camping. When...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 9:26 AM

What a great excuse for a snowball fight. Temperatures have been topping 100 degrees in the Rogue Valley, so having enough snow for firing snowballs back and forth was an unexpectedly cool thing to do during a hike up Wagner Butte last...

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