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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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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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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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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


Crater Lake National Park: Hiking and Backpacking This Natural Wonder

Right out our back door here in Oregon is one of the most phenomenal and unique lakes in the world. Crater Lake at over 1,900

April 10, 2012 Backpacking, Trips and Trails
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Vibram FiveFingers: A Skeptics Look At Barefoot Running and Hiking

I have to admit that I’m a pretty skeptical guy and it is really hard for me to adopt the newest product or movement right

April 10, 2012 Backpacking, Pastimes
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Eastern Oregon Backpacking and Fishing : Exploring the Snake River in Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in America, measuring a mile and a half from the bottom of the river in Granite Creek Rapids

March 29, 2012 Backpacking, Trips and Trails