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Oregon Road Trips

5 perfect autumn Oregon road trips

What is not to love about fall in Oregon? The rain is on its way, the smoke has all but disappeared, the colors are coming out, and the crowds are down. We love a good shoulder season and we hope you do too! While there are so many great places to visit, we wanted to […]

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Oregon History

The secret history of Crater Lake National Park

You might know that Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park, that its namesake lake is the deepest in the United States, and that Rim Drive—the 33-mile loop around the lake—is among the most scenic drives anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. And while that’s all true, there’s a lot to Crater Lake’s history […]

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Oregon Road Trips

Five fascinating views at Crater Lake National Park

You have no shortage of outstanding views at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon’s only national park and the subject of our newest tour. Want to gawk at the lake’s impossibly blue hue from along the 33-mile Rim Drive, ascend one of the park’s scenic peaks, or even get down to the shore for a truly […]

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Oregon Road Trips

New ticketed entry on the Historic Columbia River Highway

And returning permits to Multnomah Falls

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Oregon Road Trips

What to do in each season along the Hood River Fruit Loop

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 […]

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Hiking

What’s up with the 2022 Oregon hiking permits?

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 […]

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Oregon Road Trips

What to do in Central Oregon: Sisters to Bend

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 […]

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Oregon Road Trips

What to do and see around Mount Hood

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 […]

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Oregon Road Trips

A post-wildfire guide to the McKenzie River Scenic Byway

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 […]

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Oregon History

Remembering Barry Lopez, McKenzie River and Finn Rock resident

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.