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Posted Jan 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

With the movie “Wild” bringing so much attention to the Pacific Crest Trail these days, I am reminded of all the outings I’ve enjoyed on this wilderness route as it cuts through Southern Oregon.My family and I have used it for pleasant hikes to see wildflowers and aspen trees on Mount Ashland. We were challenged by its steepness the day we veered off it to the top of Mount McLoughlin.And then, for sheer goofiness, there was our Great Pizza Adventure on the...

Posted Jan 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

With the movie “Wild” bringing so much attention to the Pacific Crest Trail these days, I am reminded of all the outings I’ve enjoyed on this wilderness route as it cuts through Southern Oregon.My family and I have...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Soda Mountain overlooks its namesake wilderness area, straddling the border between Oregon and California in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. It is easily accessible and from spring through autumn, a day hike to its summit is an easy...

Updated at 11:30 AM

The popularity of Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" has led to increased awareness and use of the trail that runs from Canada to Mexico through Washington, Oregon and California. There are more...

Updated at 11:29 AM

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is popular in spring among bird watchers. Summer months bring on the flowers and the Pacfic Crest Trail hikers. Then comes fall, and the parking areas fill in with hunters hoping to bag...

Updated at 11:24 AM

Tub Springs Oregon State Wayside is most famous for the sweet water that travelers stop for. The high-country spring was plumbed into a fountain in the 1930s and has been a nice resting stop ever since.But there's...

Posted Nov 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

If walls could talk, oh, the stories that the Abbott Butte fire lookout tower could tell.The long-retired lookout is a remnant of a different era when a Forest Service flush with funding and purpose invested in administrative and...

Updated Nov 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM

MARIAL —  While working in the summer of 2005 as a caretaker of the famed Rogue River Ranch along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, Gabe Howe explored a handful of old spur trails off the Rogue River National Recreation...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM

The question I've been asked more times than any other is, "What are the best easy hikes in Oregon?"

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM

When my wife and I took a four-day trip to Central Oregon last week, our main goal was to see autumn colors. What we didn’t expect was the manifold forms those colors would take along the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway,...

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The historic Sterling Mine Ditch Trail is Southern Oregon's first state-designated scenic trail.

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