When you’re younger, the world is a little more magical.
Raging fires, poor air quality and closed roads meant fewer hiking options along the North Umpqua, but the conditions provided a great opportunity to visit South County.
We drove past the covered wagons and the signs about the historic figures that stayed at Farewell Bend before us as we got back on the road to head home.
It is surprising how many residents of southwestern Oregon have never heard of the Wallowa Mountains or heard of their moniker, “Alps of Oregon,” and among those who do know about them, some even have difficulty pronouncing the name correctly (Wah-LAO-wahs).
On Nov. 18, 1930, Chief Ranger William C. Godfrey lost his life in a snowstorm in the southern section of Crater Lake National Park.
To ensure public access to 211 acres of forestland along a wild and scenic section of the North Umpqua River, the Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management, with the help of Western Rivers Conservancy, acquired Swiftwater Park from Douglas County in April.
With the sun beaming above us and the Little River flowing beside us, we drove until the pavement turned to gravel and then kept going for another seven miles until we came to the Lake in the Woods.
No matter what website, search engine or social media app you use when you search for “Best Hikes in Oregon,” Tamolitch Pool is certain to be on there.
Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning a hike to Takelma Gorge in the Union Creek area along the Rogue River for Oct. 22. The moderate to strenuous out-and-back hike is estimated at 9 miles, though there will be different options as well. The drive is about two hours to the trailhead …
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning hikes at Silver Falls State Park for June 4. It can take up to two hours to drive to the park, which is about 20 miles east of Salem. The most popular hike is the 8.7-mile Trail of Ten Falls, and other trails and distances are available. Thos…