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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, California, Outdoor Project
Torrey Pines State Beach, California, Outdoor Project
Moments in Time Trail, Washington, Outdoor Project
Wish-Poosh Campground, Washington, Outdoor Project
Mount Freemont Lookout Trail, Washington, Outdoor Project
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Trans-Zion Trek, Utah, Outdoor Project
Sooes River, Washington, Outdoor Project
Port Townsend, Washington, Outdoor Project
Dungeness Bay, Washington, Outdoor Project
Upper Newport Bay, California, Outdoor Project
Matthieu Lakes, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Mount Thielsen, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Patterson Mountain, Washington, Outdoor Project
South Marsh Loop, California, Outdoor Project
Kirby Park, California, Outdoor Project
Elkhorn Slough, California, Outdoor Project
Monarch Trail, California, Outdoor Project
Long Valley + Five Fingers Loop , California, Outdoor Project
Davenport Beach, California, Outdoor Project
Greyhound Rock County Park, California, Outdoor Project
Scott Creek Beach, California, Outdoor Project
Waddell Beach, California, Outdoor Project
Enchantment Lakes via Snow Lakes Trail, Washington, Outdoor Project

New Comments + Trip Reports

Riverside Trail, OR

Core Team
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09.06.13(Trip Date)

This trail was such a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting much, and was blown away by the serenity. Discovering an abundance of plant and animal life made it even better!

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Trillium Lake, OR

Elite Contributor
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06.07.14(Trip Date)

If you're looking to get some pictures of Mount Hood reflected in Trillium Lake, during the summer time, arriving at 3:00 a.m. will allow you to get long-exposure with star trails and then you won't have too long of a wait thereafter to get some calm, reflective waters in the morning. These pictures are taken in early June between 4:30-5:00 in the morning.

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7 Great Reasons to Go Outside in the Fall, Part 6: Hot Springs

Member

Travertine Hotsprings outside Bridgeport, Ca is also worth a stop if you don't want to head all the way down to Mammoth and would rather not be in a pool in Tahoe.

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Enchantments Through Hike, WA

Contributor
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10.10.14(Trip Date)

For those who have not been to the Enchantment Lakes, it needs to go on your list. This is some of the most beautiful country I have seen anywhere. The through is nice but quite a trek. It is definitely worth putting in for a permit so you can spend additional time in this area. The last week on September and the first two weeks of October are the best times to go if you want to see the larches dressed in yellow. The weather during that three week stretch is usually pretty spectacular as well.

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Golden Gardens Park, WA

Elite Contributor
274
117
09.20.14(Trip Date)

Great park on a sunny day

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Mount Constitution, WA

Elite Contributor
274
117
09.02.14(Trip Date)

Great destination so I stopped by again on a return trip to Orcas Island

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Mount Whitney, Whitney Portal, CA

Contributor

LOVE the stars photo!!

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Tam McArthur Rim, OR

Contributor
50
13
10.04.14(Trip Date)

This is a great hike to see the sunset on the Cascades. 10 peaks can be seen from this viewpoint! During the day, this is a very crowded trail. At dusk, only a few people remain.

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Deception Butte Trail, OR

Elite Contributor
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09.09.14(Trip Date)

This trail is closed due to fire. The Deception Creek fire has burned over nearly the entire length of the trail. It is hard to say when the trail will re-open. Even after the fire goes out this fall, there will likely be extensive damage to the trail that will need to be repaired before it is passable. Check with the Middle Fork Ranger Station before attempting this hike.

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Blue River Reservoir, OR

10.11.14(Trip Date)

Drove up to explore Blue River Lake with my kayak only to find out that there was not any water to play in. If there was, there was very little and at least 100 yards from shore. October is definitely not a time of year for this lake. We went to Cougar Reservoir instead. It was great!

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Park Butte, WA

Member
59

My favorite hike of the year

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Marine Drive Beach, OR

Core Team
122
79
10.08.14(Trip Date)

I came here last night to watch the moonrise. With no more summer crowds this is a great place to visit for an evening on the river. Very quiet other than the airplanes taking off directly overhead (which is awesome to watch).

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Blog + News

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By: Jared Kennedy | 10.30.14
Author and lifelong river runner Tim Palmer took Oregon Field Guide on a tour of his favorite rivers in Oregon. The state offers so much variety for rafters, canoers and kayakers. Some are very technical whitewater, requiring the skills to run waterfalls and class V rapids. Others are less intense, making them one of the easiest ways to get away from civilization. Tim has authored numerous guidebooks to rivers, including one just for Oregon, the Field...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.27.14
This post is the final of a seven part series. Part seven is focused on off-season rates for lodges. Part 1: Fall Colors Part 2: Migratory Species Part 3: High Water Part 4: Mushrooms Part 5: Desert Visits Part 6: Hot Springs Part 7: Off-Season Lodge Rates Staying in an historic lodge is an incredible way to experience the history and legacy of an area. Even better, you can leave your front door for a day of outdoor exploration. As fall rolls...
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By: Jared Kennedy | 10.27.14
Headlines and articles relating to the outdoors from last week. The Environment is Playing a Central Role in the Midterm Elections Be it a push for more conservation or more access for energy exploration, the environment is factoring into the midterm elections. Candidates are using it as a way to relate to voters across both parties. In a Sign of Hope, Thousands of Baby Sea Stars Found Off the Oregon Coast Divers from the Oregon Coast Aquarium have...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.23.14
The following is the sixth of a seven part series. Part six is focused on hot springs. The final part of this series on fall adventure recommendations will be published next Monday. Part 1: Fall Colors Part 2: Migratory Species Part 3: High Water Part 4: Mushrooms Part 5: Desert Visits Part 6: Hot Springs Part 7: Off-Season Lodge Rates Who doesn't love hot springs? When the weather cools, they stay hot. Soaking in a thermal pool while...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.20.14
This following is the fifth of a seven part series. Part five is focused on visiting the desert. The remaining articles will be published, two per week, throughout October. Part 1: Fall Colors Part 2: Migratory Species Part 3: High Water Part 4: Mushrooms Part 5: Desert Visits Part 6: Hot Springs Part 7: Off-Season Lodge Rates The desert is an environment of extremes, with hot days and cold nights. In the summer, a visit can be overwhelmingly...
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By: Jared Kennedy | 10.20.14
The news that happened this past week impacting the outdoors in your area. Landscape-Scale Conservation Efforts Aim to Stem Declining Biodiversity Due to Climate Change Climate change is impacting many common species as it combines effects with habitat loss. Conservationists are now looking at larger-scale programs that focus on preserving and creating habitat in a way that promotes a larger healthy ecosystem, and they are working with private landowners...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.16.14
The following is the fourth of a seven part series. Part four is focused on areas where edible mushrooms grow. The remaining articles will be published, two per week, throughout October. Part 1: Fall Colors Part 2: Migratory Species Part 3: High Water Part 4: Mushrooms Part 5: Desert Visits Part 6: Hot Springs Part 7: Off-Season Lodge Rates Chanterelles, morels, boletes, and matsutakes are a few of my favorite mushrooms. In the fall, as the...
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By: Rini Sugianto | 10.15.14
I spent a while considering a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course before actually signing up. Over the past year, as I was completing more frequent and challenging trips, I felt that an in-depth knowledge about how to handle emergency situations in the wilderness was necessary. Accidents can happen at any time and nobody wants to be involved in one, but when it does happen, I wanted to know what to do. After searching for available courses in my...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.13.14
The following is the third of a seven part series. Part three is focused on waterfalls with the return of high water flows. The remaining articles will be published, two per week, throughout October. Part 1: Fall Colors Part 2: Migratory Species Part 3: High Water Part 4: Mushrooms Part 5: Desert Visits Part 6: Hot Springs Part 7: Off-Season Lodge Rates Most people feel an overwhelming desire to hunker down inside when it rains, but for me it...
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By: Jared Kennedy | 10.13.14
Weekly news headlines from what happened last week. And we look forward to the upcoming start to Oregon Field Guide with their season premiere trailer.   San Gabriel Mountains Slated to Become A National Monument President Obama announced last week that he will use his executive powers to designate 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument. The San Gabriel Mountains provide Los Angeles County with 70% of its open space...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.09.14
The following is the second of a seven part series. Part two is focused on fall migrations. The remaining articles will be published, two per week, throughout October. Part 1: Fall Colors Part 2: Migratory Species Part 3: High Water Part 4: Mushrooms Part 5: Desert Visits Part 6: Hot Springs Part 7: Off-Season Lodge Rates Come the turn to fall, many species of birds make their annual trip south to warmer weather. Whales do the same, heading for...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 10.06.14
A few weeks ago, our friends at Base Camp Brewing asked me to put together a presentation on why fall is a great time to go outside. The premise was that, of the four seasons, fall is the least exciting for outdoor recreation. As the rain settles in, hiking, camping, and other popular summer activities can get shelved for the occasional breaks in otherwise dreary weather. But to me, that's looking at the season in the wrong way. I love fall as much as any...

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Contributor Brandon Katcher documents his 63-mile trek to the top of Mount Whitney

At 14,505-feet Mount Whitney is the highest point in the continental United States. The most traveled route to the peak of Mount Whitney is the 22-mile Whitney Portal Trail. However, there are many routes to the mountain, including this 63-mile, six-day route, which starts from Cottonwood Pack Station. Here, Brandon Katcher documents in film and photo his 63-mile journey to the top of this legendary mountain.

Full Moon over Mount Whitney
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