As we looked for a hike somewhere between Salem and Roseburg, we quickly narrowed our choices to McDowell Creek County Park near Lebanon or Skinner’s Butte in Eugene.
Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club plans to hike to Kentucky Falls and the North Fork Smith River this Saturday. The 8.5-mile hike takes hikers past three waterfalls. Participants are asked to meet before 8 a.m. in Douglas County Courthouse parking lot and share carpool expenses. Information:…
TOKETEE — As Deer Creek flows between the rocks underneath, hikers can now safely make their way from Toketee Lake to Umpqua Hot Springs thanks to a new bridge.
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club plans to hike to Sacchi Beach Oct. 7. The moderate 6-mile beach walk from the Seven Devils picnic area near Bandon to Sacchi Beach below Arago Peak will feature scenic views of Fivemile Point and the Oregon coast south of Cape Arago. Hikers will get a ch…
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).