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McDowell Creek Falls County Park

McDowell Creek Falls County Park McDowell Creek Falls County Park is easy to access with two wonderful waterfalls along a 1.8 mile loop hike. This means that the park does Read more…


Exploring Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

  Main Trailhead: West Trailhead, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Distance: 3 miles out-and-back Traffic: Moderate/Busy Level: Moderate (well-maintained trail but steep at times)   The arboretum is a part of the Read more…


Visiting the Botanical Gardens at Shore Acres State Park, Oregon

With every visit to the coast I fall in love with Oregon more and more. It is very easy to spend all day at this park roaming around truly smelling Read more…


Summer 2018 Celestial Events to Help Plan Your Adventure

Meteor Showers, Solar and Lunar Eclipses, Oh my! One of the best things about spending time in nature, in whatever form, is the reverence you gain for the night sky. Read more…


Trestle Creek Loop Hike

Main Trailhead: Champion Creek Trailhead or Upper Trestle Creek Falls Trailhead (The two trailheads are within sight of each other and both are great starting points!) Distance: 3.5 mile loop hike Busy: Not Read more…


21 Timeless Photographs of Oregon

  I’ve been stuck inside at work the past few days. I took the liberty of assembling a few of my favorite photos. These images of Oregon’s stunning and diverse Read more…


Spencer Butte: The Best Hike in Eugene

Spencer Butte     Main Trailhead: Spencer Butte Trailhead, Willamette Street Distance: 1.7 mile loop hike (can be made longer) Busy: Yes Level: Moderate   Spencer Butte is the best Read more…


Breathtaking Oregon Coast Road Trip

Oregon’s breathtaking coast will leave you in shock and awe with it’s fierce and calming beauty. Black sandstone cliffs constantly ravaged by crashing waves, or look off in the distance Read more…


Hocking Hills State Park: Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave

Hocking Hills State Park Hocking Hills State Park in Southeastern Ohio is an enchanting place with the best hiking trails in Ohio. Large trees, steep cliffs, waterfalls and sandstone rock Read more…


Hike Ohio: Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve

Blackhand Gorge: A Special Place Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve East of Newark, Ohio is a place that we visited a few times in our short stint in Ohio. It has Read more…