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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 5:42 PM

The iconic backcountry wilderness hike to Marble Valley is a bucket-list destination that attracts nature lovers from far and wide. I’ve arrived during summer months to find dozens of rigs at the trailhead parking lot and stiff competition for prime camping spots. Never did I think I would hike the 16-mile loop up Red Rock Valley, follow the Pacific Crest Trail north through Little Marble and Marble Valleys, and descend down Canyon Creek without seeing another soul on the...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 5:42 PM

The iconic backcountry wilderness hike to Marble Valley is a bucket-list destination that attracts nature lovers from far and wide. I’ve arrived during summer months to find dozens of rigs at the trailhead parking lot and stiff competition...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM

For part of this weekend, the annual Table Rocks hikes will look a lot less like climbing a mesa and much more like storming the beaches at Normandy.Sunday's version of the popular Table Rocks weekend spring hike series actually will be a...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 6:34 PM

After we mentioned visiting Mill Creek Falls, a long-time Medford resident commented, "I pass it on the way to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake, but I’ve never been there."

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Those rare hikers who step past the Ides Cove Trailhead and enter Northern California's Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area immediately are greeted by the rock stars of the conifer world.

Posted Feb 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Frog Pond is a north-facing cirque cradled in the 20,000-acre Red Buttes Wilderness Area. On the two-mile hike to its shallow shores, you will encounter some of the most majestic forests I've seen in southwest Oregon.Trees that reach five...

Posted Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I’m told that any locals who consider themselves avid hikers need to climb Pilot Rock, a landmark familiar to all Southern Oregonians. I’m also told that the way to the top involves some grueling scrambles over loose talus, and has...

Posted Jan 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Middle Fork Applegate River has become a popular destination all year round.Barely south of the California-Oregon border and within minutes of Applegate Lake, the roaded stretches along the Middle Fork offer easy access to swimming...

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 Jan 27, 2015 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...

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