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Hiking around in the desert

I’m on the move again…two weeks ago my endless Alaskan summer ended and I flew down to Seattle to see two college friends get married! After a most excellent weekend there, I drove down to Bend, Oregon with my bestie from college who now has an awesome job taking care of rescued chimpanzees. 640 more words


Goodbye Oregon, Hello Washington Wildfires

So, we made it to Cascade Locks, the last stop in Oregon. We can see Washington from here! Tomorrow we will cross the Columbia River via the Bridge of the Gods (the place that Cheryl Strayed ended her hike in Wild) and enter our last state of the trail, with about 500 more miles in it, barring trail closures, I’ll get to that later. 808 more words

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Daytrip: Government Camp & Timberline Lodge

Last winter, J and I took a daytrip up to the Timberline Lodge, nestled a little ways up the iconic Mount Hood just outside of Portland. 312 more words


The Umpqua River

My next spot of exploring after leaving the southern Oregon coast was the Umpqua River and the significant waterfalls along its path as well as the abundant tributary waterfalls. 200 more words


Cornet-Windy Ridge

On Monday, August 10th, a series of lightning storms passed over Eastern Oregon. Many little fires were suppressed and never registered as a blip on the radar. 677 more words