Category Archive: Oregon

Abby’s Photoshoot. Or, Beachwalking and Relaxation on the Southern Oregon Coast

I was really looking forward to returning to the Oregon Coast on our way south and the three days and four nights we spent there definitely lived up to my expectations. We spent… Continue reading

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, Willamette National Forest

Though we loved our spot in Deschutes National Forest and there were still many a tril we would have liked to hike there we began making our way to the coast and ultimately… Continue reading

A Couple Relaxing Days in Deschutes National Forest

We left Walla Walla after our 2 weeks of Habitat building a bit tired and ready to get out of the heat. We made it as far as Redmond, Oregon by afternoon and… Continue reading

Goodbye, Oregon

My last day and a half on the Oregon coast I spent largely in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Coastlines of jagged, black volcanic rock and rough waters make this area dramatic, and… Continue reading

Hello Again, Oregon

Leaving the Redwoods in search of long stretches of beach I continued north into Oregon, stopping at numerous overlooks as I made my way up the coast. I soon found myself at just… Continue reading

Top Ten Favorite Hikes

My previous post was a list of my all time favorite places but because I find it hard to compare the different experiences, I decided to write a post dedicated to my favorite… Continue reading

(Top Ten) Favorite Places

I’m always asked what my favorite place has been, by both my friends and people I meet on my travels, and I feel a little silly not having an answer. I can usually… Continue reading

Diamond Craters and Round Barn

Next up was an exploration of Oregon’s Diamond Craters, an area that – other than the craters – has more lava flows, cinder cones, and spatter cones. Located in a fairly remote area… Continue reading

The John Day Fossil Beds, Part 3: Sheep Rock

I visited the Sheep Rock Unit last, spending an entire day there. While this area has rock formations no less stunning than the other two units, the stars here really are the fossils.… Continue reading

The John Day Fossil Beds, Part 2: Clarno

The Clarno area of the park showcases formations from the time directly preceding the Painted Hills, from 54 to 37 million years ago, and shows a very complete record of the different mammals… Continue reading