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BAKER CITY — As we watched mountain goats saunter across nearly sheer rock, frolic on snowdrifts and crop alpine wildflowers, I had a sudden and almost painful hankering for an elephant ear.

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BEND — A “whoop” rang out from the hillside of Hillman Peak on the rim of Crater Lake, echoing through the area. Before the sound had a chance to subside, a skier began speeding down to a pers…

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BURBANK, Wash. — Interpretive kayaking trips on the Columbia River offer a chance to get out and enjoy nature while learning about local resources.

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BAKER COUNTY — It was the hottest day of the year and my throat felt the way I imagine it would feel if I had recently swallowed a sheet of sandpaper.

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Every mountain range is different: looks different, feels different. It’s a complicated recipe, after all, to cook one up and there are a lot of ingredients: molten and solid rock, water in al…

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If you’ve moseyed up to Wallowa Lake State Park recently and gazed into the stand of big pine trees west of the river, you might have noticed some strange but colorful metal baskets on poles. …

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Traveling opens your eyes to realities other than your own. You expect culture shock to come with different customs, dialects, foods and behaviors, so it’s easy to overlook some of the simpler…

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BAKER CITY — A lake with the name “Killamacue” ought to have a compelling story.

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SEATTLE — Today’s consumers are increasingly interested in the types of experiences that adventure travel provides, whether it’s exploring new cultures or eco-tourism or taking a trip to hike,…

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BROOKINGS — It had started the day before. My first time on the ocean, I rode out in a small Bayliner with a group of about nine late in the afternoon. The handful of students and three chaper…

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SPOKANE — Climbers looking for sites across the western United States, including Oregon, can benefit from a series of interactive online maps released online.

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Outdoor enthusiasts looking for options of where to go for breathtaking sights and good fishing have a resource available through Fishingbooker.com.

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MISSION — The 57-mile bicycling route starting at the Wildhorse RV Park near Mission and ending at the beautiful Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor Campground on Camas Creek near Ukiah is…

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BAKER CITY — April can turn your eyelashes into ice sculptures, leave your allegedly waterproof boots squelching like sponges and give you a nasty sunburn, sometimes in the same afternoon.

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PORTLAND — Home to 2,300 species of trees and shrubs from six continents, Hoyt Arboretum offers beauty and serenity, regardless of the season. Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species an…

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Weekend getaways in the great outdoors can be a great way for families to break from the norm and spend some quality time together while getting some fresh air. Such trips are popular, as the …

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Memorial Day is nearly here, and for many Oregonians, the holiday weekend is the start of the camping season in Oregon’s natural places. However, dry conditions are already present in many are…

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TILLAMOOK — For the first time in my 28 years, I seriously considered moving away from Oregon. I love my work, the fishing opportunities found in Oregon during the spring and fall and all the …

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PENDLETON — More than $35,000 in cash and prizes was featured in the raffles, auctions and games during the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) banquet.

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TILLAMOOK BAY — Tidepools are the most precious and unique part of the Oregon coast.

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PILOT ROCK — The Umatilla/Morrow Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) invites forestland owners from the two counties to join them Friday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Camas Pr…