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A Month on the Trail: Backpacking Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail

If you’ve lived in Oregon long enough and have hiked in the Cascades for any length of time, you’ve most likely crossed or hiked on

March 12, 2013 Backpacking, Trips and Trails
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Winter Fly Fishing In Oregon: How Not To Strike Out

Winter angling is not on everyone’s list of favorite things to do here in Oregon, especially because the winters can get pretty cold. Trying to

February 06, 2013 Pastimes
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Hiking in Southeastern Oregon: The Steens Mountain and The Alvord Desert

The Alvord Desert and the Steens Mountain are great places to get away from everything, including gas stations, for a solid desolate weekend in Southeastern

July 26, 2012 Backpacking, Trips and Trails
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Mazama Bars: Meal Replacement That Keeps You Energized and Hiking Longer

If you’re like me, you’ve eaten thousands of meal replacement and energy bars that have the consistency of a cardboard box. Most of them taste

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A Backpackers Worst Enemy: The Ten Ways You Can Prevent Those Dreaded Blisters

As the snow melts and the trails clear here in Oregon, most will put on the trail runners and hiking boots for another season of

June 26, 2012 Backpacking
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Blitz To The Barrel 2012: A Proper Mountain Bike Race For A Boozer

For the last few years Blitz 2 The Barrel has been a race that get’s professional mountain bike racers from around the nation all riled

June 13, 2012 Mountain Biking
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Aquamira: One Of The Best Backcountry Options For Water Purification

“Are you sure you want to do that?” I asked my buddy, as he scooped water into his Nalgene from the ice-cold lake we had

June 11, 2012 Backpacking, Climbing
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It’s All Downhill From Here: Mountain Bike Racing with the Oregon Enduro Series

This last weekend, mountain bikers from all over the Northwest put on quite a show up in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades. Bend, Oregon

June 06, 2012 Mountain Biking
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The Best Lightweight Backpacking Tent: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

A year ago I was on a mission to find a solo or two person lightweight backpacking tent. I’ve used sil-nylon tarps, but I tend

May 25, 2012 Backpacking
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Hiking Eastern Oregon: The Strawberry Mountain Range

The Strawberry Mountain Range is located in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness within the Malheur National Forest. The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is an extremely diverse area