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Updated Sep 7, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Oregon has 47 wilderness areas. On the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964, outdoors writer Zach Urness shares his 5 favorites.

Updated Sep 7, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Oregon has 47 wilderness areas. On the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964, outdoors writer Zach Urness shares his 5 favorites.

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM

The latest hiking book focused on Southern Oregon is called "Hiking Oregon & California's Wild Rivers Country," and it stands out from several other recent offerings in two important ways.First, Illinois Valley author Justin Rohde has...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 1:27 PM

EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS — As we stood on the top of Oregon’s largest wilderness area, looking down upon mountains that spread across the horizon like rows of jagged teeth, we decided the only way to celebrate was swimming in a lake...

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 2:00 AM

The main attraction of the Smith River National Recreation Area in Northern California is, no surprise, the river itself. Its deep fishing holes, pretty beaches, and challenging rapids bring thousands of people each year to the remarkably green...

Updated Aug 17, 2014 at 7:28 AM

South Sister towered over me at 10,358 feet tall, and I couldn't stop staring at its reddish slope covered in patchy glaciers.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 2:00 AM

ASHLAND — Alex Relph eyes a pile of basalt chunks that have sloughed off Pilot Rock over the centuries, creating a cache she'll use in the first planned route to this iconic feature of the Siskiyou Mountains.

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM

The 5,000-foot elevation drop from Northern California's Marble Mountains to Seiad Valley is a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail where nature gave Joe McConaughy all it had.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

The best part of writing a book about Southern Oregon is the chance to feature those wonderful places few people have heard of, let alone visited.

Updated Aug 17, 2014 at 7:18 AM

For more than 20 years, my wife, Barbara, and I had dreamed of hiking the trail along the Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River. In May, we made that dream a reality.

Posted Jul 11, 2014 at 2:00 AM

A hiking route through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness is open for the first time in a dozen years, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the Siskiyou Mountain Club who worked for almost five years to clear the Trans-Kalmiopsis Trail.

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