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Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 11:46 PM

Few vantages of Crater Lake are more spectacular than from Garfield Peak, where the view from the top looks down nearly 2,000 feet to the lake's azure waters.While several spots along Crater Lake National Park's Rim Drive offer tantalizing views of America's deepest lake, the views along the Garfield Peak Trail and from its 8,054-foot summit are among the most dazzling.

Posted Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A 42-mile backpacking route through the rugged Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area is hikeable for the first time in 13 years with the completion of a six-year quest to reclaim the trail.A crew of seven college interns and two crew leaders from the...

Posted Jul 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

JACKSONVILLE — Dave Calahan spooks a blacktail deer, then flushes a forest grouse and sidesteps a fresh pile of bear scat as he bushwhacks up a forest hillside to an open patch where the majesty of the Bishop Creek drainage lies before...

Posted Jul 12, 2015 at 11:01 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.If you find yourself traveling up Interstate 5 this summer and need a spot to stop and...

Updated Jul 7, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Fremont-Winema National Forest employees will lead a number of interpretive hikes into the Mountain Lakes and Sky Lakes wilderness areas this summer. The hikes are free and all ages are welcome to attend. Participants need to wear sturdy shoes or...

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