Exploring Love

  As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are saturated with messages of love. It is the day we celebrate love. We love love. We worship love. We make movies about it. We write books on romance. We always read about how to get it, how to keep it, and how to demonstrate it. When asked to […]

A day on Bohemian Saddle

In researching local outdoor adventures in my area, I came across an article on ghost towns in Oregon. Much to my excitement, the article listed a ghost town nearby named Bohemia Saddle. Bohemia Saddle was once the largest mining area in the southern Willamette Valley. Oregon’s mining industry ended in the 1940’s due to federal […]

How to Hike Eagle Creek

During the early 20th century, there was a movement to set aside parts of Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge as parkland. The goal was to save the beautiful and unique landscape for future generations. Violent volcanic activity, coupled with powerful glacial forces, carved out a terrain of steep mountain peaks and sheer cliffs. The area is […]

Why You Should Hike Silver Falls

When people think of the beautiful landscapes of Oregon, certain places instantly come to mind–the gorgeous waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, to Crater Lake. From the rugged coastline of the west to the desolate beauty of the east, as in The Painted Hills, Oregon seems to hold unexplored beauty around every corner. […]