Upcoming Friends of the Umpqua hike
Susan Creek Falls has been a popular hiking destination for Douglas County residents for years and the trail recently reopened to the public following the Jack Fire.
Backpacking in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming has long been my husband Kyle’s dream. So, when the closed Canadian border torpedoed our plans to haul gear for some motorcyclists to the “Top of the World Highway” in Canada, we simply downshifted plans to Wyoming.
About 10 miles after the pavement ends, Lake in the Woods lays quietly on the outskirts of the Umpqua National Forest and at the center of various hiking trails.
The Wheel of Misfortune spun; Day One of our wilderness hike up the Imnaha River Canyon in the Wallowa Mountains near the Idaho border was tough — primarily because we were a group of old people carrying backpacks and my husband Kyle, while riding, was leading two inexperienced packhorses.
Kai Wolfe put in countless hours of training and conditioning as a high school athlete.
We Oregonians love doing things outdoors, and hiking certainly ranks high for popularity. While there are oodles of great places to hike in beautiful Douglas County, it is fun to occasionally do some ground-pounding in new places — and especially in another state, where one might encounter n…
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — Social distancing and safety measures have been put into place since Crater Lake National Park reopened for the first time since it shut down doe to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The state of Oregon canceled our 36th-anniversary camping reservations. Hmpff.
Hunting and fishing restrictions on out-of-state residents in Oregon were lifted this past weekend, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife giving the go-ahead for non-Oregon residents starting Tuesday.
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Ever wonder how big a record-sized bull elk would look like in real life? Or, for that matter, the mount of an Oregon state record Columbian whitetail buck that was tagged in the Drain area back in 1949?
The cost to hike and camp in three of Oregon’s most popular wilderness areas won’t be quite as high as expected.
Last winter, southern Oregon’s “Snowmageddon” did more than inconvenience. and sometimes paralyze, people by shutting of their electricity.
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Officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation are asking drivers to be aware on rural roads during the upcoming fall season with more wildlife expected to cross roadways in the coming months.
Upon learning of my just-completed backpack adventure in Montana, the first question I’m almost always asked is, “Did you see any bears?”
The Umpqua valley, is, in my opinion, embarrassingly gorgeous.
Umpqua Watersheds will host a Tipsoo Peak Wilderness Hike on Sunday.
Two bills — one signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown earlier this month (HB 2829), and one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 3742) — offer the most significant opportunities to fund fish and wildlife conservation in a century.
Moments after we stepped onto the lower Rogue River Trail near Marial last Saturday morning, a bald eagle glided down and landed on a snag, a perfect welcome back to one of the most spectacular trail stretches in Oregon.
Perhaps the best part of summer is the return to nature. While hiking, camping and other outdoor activities are not limited to warm weather, there is something special about spending hot summer days by the lake or on a trail.
Even as a young child Diana Pace loved wandering outside.
Through half-open and groggy eyes, I looked up to see the walls of our tent leaning dangerously overhead, the rainfly plastered to the tent’s thin mesh walls and the burnt orange tent poles straining to stay upright. Unzipping the side of my sleeping bag, I smacked the nearest wall and liste…
Friend of the Umpqua Hiking Club will venture south on Saturday to hike a section of the Rogue River Trail.
Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club will take on an 8-mile section of the North Umpqua Trail on Saturday.
Friends of the Umpqua hiking club will hike the Bandon beach on Saturday.
Only a day and a half drive from Douglas County is one of the most accessible, spectacular and pristine wilderness areas in the U.S. — the Bridger Wilderness in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Thousands of backpackers, fishermen and alpinists have already discovered this paradise for outdoor ent…
Our four horses were suspicious. Bullard’s Beach Horse Camp, just north of Bandon, is tucked behind the fore-dunes — so it has protection from the wind, but the distant thunder of the not so distant surf and the moan of a foghorn can be clearly heard.
One day into his summer vacation, Joshua Godfrey was woken up at 5 a.m. to get ready.
In celebration of our 34th Saint Patrick’s Day wedding anniversary, my husband, Kyle, and I dressed up. Sporting our unfashionable wool ski pants, we loaded Suzie Q (our Subaru) with antiquated cross-country skis and headed up Highway 138E towards Diamond Lake. We never made it to our destination.
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning to hike the Hobbit Trail near Heceta Head Lighthouse on March 24. The 6-mile loop hike will begin at the historic lighthouse, 725 Summer St., Florence, and go over Heceta Head before reaching Carl Washburn State Park. The return route will be…