It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true: No two visits to the Hood River Fruit Loop are ever quite alike. A visit in early spring might showcase colorful fruit blossoms, while a return visit in summer yields the height of harvest season—with juicy berries, plump cherries, and other items ripe for the picking. By fall, a […]
What is different in 2022? The first year for major implementation of the hiking system was in 2021. After working out some kinks, it was determined that the season start a bit later and that overnight and day use trips will be reserved in different windows. The forest service also updated the daily quotas at […]
There is nothing like taking a trip over the mountains to Central Oregon, especially when you travel from the east. I just love leaving the wet, dense green canopies of the Willamette National Forest and High Cascades and crossing into drier and more desert-like Deschutes National Forest. Here, the ground below opens up and the […]
One of the most special drives in Oregon has to be the approach to Mount Hood. This drive provides the traveler with an experience of the best parts of this state we love: old growth forests, waterfalls, dramatic mountain views, and volcanic topography. And then there is the hiking… and biking… and stories! Did you […]
Want the quick way to access the post-wildfire guide? Download the app below and the answers you seek you will find! For the story behind the guide, continue reading below. Where were you on September 7, 2020? For those who live around and love the McKenzie River, they know exactly where they were that fateful […]
Our driving tour down the wildfire affected area on the McKenzie River Scenic Byway takes you past Finn Rock, a special place with a very notable resident.
Going back centuries, the Hood River Valley has meant many things to many people. For millennia, the Wasco-Wishram tribes hunted, foraged, and camped in what was once a forested valley. The mid-1800s brought European-American emigrants to the region, where they began chopping down trees and planting the area’s first fruit orchards. By the late 1800s […]
We just love the McKenzie River Scenic Byway. With Together Anywhere, you can experience a road trip like you never have before. Our GPS location based app tells you stories and places to visit.
As Oregon’s premier audio tour company we are very familiar with the Mckenzie River area. We spend many happy days there. And nothing shows our affinity with the region more, then to highlight it as the focus of our first ever audio tour, the McKenzie River & Central Cascades tour.
Released way back in 2019, we celebrated the launch with a demonstration on a party bus down the scenic byway listening to the stories of the McKenzie River with 35 of our first supporters, stopping at Ike’s Pizza, the McKenzie General Store & Obsidian Grill, and Belknap Hot Springs. It was a magical day. We were dreaming of tours all around Oregon as we began this new adventure together.
(other than Multnomah Falls)