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The Painted Hills

A delicious layer- cake of History, The Painted Hills, is a visual timeline dating back 40 million years! Rocks found in The Clarno Area (named for a pioneer crossing near John Day) are from The Eocene Epoch and paint a picture of a sub-tropical grass land. 513 more words


In search of outdoorsy skills

I was so excited to use some gift cards on a pair of Keen hiking shoes this year, it took me weeks to finally decide on the… 695 more words

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Summer Trip 2015, part1

We started our annual trek to Grand Teton, by heading over to the Yakima Valley to visit family. After spending a night, we were off early so we could get “farther down the road” before we stopped. 507 more words

July 4th weekend Backpack and Brews: Elkhorn Crest Trail & Hood River cooldown

Each year for the past few years, three of my girlfriends and I plan a 4th of July weekend backpacking trip. The first year we did it, we hiked approx. 3,931 more words

Trying out the Trails

Trail running is not my thing. For one thing, trails around here tend to be technical and require an acute sense of awareness between body and surface; a skill I’ve not honed given my clumsy nature. 796 more words


Christmas Day Snow Shoeing | Adventures

Ian and I have wanted to get into some snow activities since we moved to La Grande, so Santa brought us some snow shoes for the Christmas of 2014.   82 more words