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Lee Juillerat

Scramble up Union Peak is worth the effort

When sitting atop Union Peak, it’s hard to imagine it was used as a lookout. Why? Because there’s no easy way to the summit. A dirt road used to go to the area ...

Crater Lake trails on the agenda

The development of future trails at Crater Lake National Park will be discussed and open for public comment during a virtual meeting Wednesday. Park officials w...

Seeing the sights from Crater Lake’s rim

Sometimes a hike seems so obvious that it’s not taken. That’s what others and I experienced during a hike earlier this week at Crater Lake National Park. We wer...

Crater Lake seeks feedback on trail plan

Public opinion is being accepted on Crater Lake National Park’s long-awaited Trail Management Plan. Comments on the plan, which is intended to guide trail manag...

Backpacking into the Seven Lakes Basin

Editor’s Note: Part one of a two-part story. See part two in next Friday’s Oregon Outdoors. SKY LAKES WILDERNESS AREA — After studying the map, it seem...

Most Lava Beds areas reopen Thursday

LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT — Most areas of Lava Beds National Monument that were closed because of the Antelope fire were scheduled to reopen to visitors Thurs...

Winding down at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — Visitation is winding down following one of Crater Lake National Park’s most unusual summers. Despite many days of extremely poor ai...

Visiting the vultures above Vulture Rock

Our timing was perfect. Just as we worked our way up a steep, tree blanketed route, an opening suddenly revealed rocky, reach-for-the sky crags on the flanks of...

Fires close part of Lava Beds

Concerns about the Antelope fire in Siskiyou County, California, which is rapidly spreading, has caused Lava Beds National Monument to close the southwest secti...

The mystique of Mystic Lake

Some places generate a sense of awe, sublime secrecy, even a hint of the unknown. One of those places is Mystic Lake, an often unseen, unknown lake in the Mount...

Finding our way to Siskiyou Peak

MOUNT ASHLAND — We had just started hiking when we met up with the first long-distance backpacker. Minutes later another passed by and, within a half-hour, seve...

Crater Lake Ride the Rim canceled

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK – The Ride the Rim event scheduled for Sept. 11 and 18 at Crater Lake National Park has been canceled, according to park officials. Ma...

Tunnel vision

A would-be tunnel in the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountains never connected an intended railroad line, but a hike to the hole in Buck Mountain provides a link to a most...

History finds a home in the desert

FORT ROCK — Anytime is a good time to visit the Fort Rock Valley Historical Society Homestead Village Museum, but it’s especially fun to make the trip with some...

Unseen beauty: Crater Lake hidden by smoke

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — We’re the lucky ones. Living in Southern Oregon means we can easily make a relatively quick, spontaneous trip to see Crater Lake. Pi...