Alex Z., his wife and Dizzy moved to Portland two years ago from Chicago. He came to Oregon for the love of the outdoors. As a young man Alex became an Eagle Scout. This is where his passion for hiking, …

I first went to Smith Rock State Park in the late 1990’s. It is truly one of the most beautiful and unique places that I have ever seen. As with all things cool, it was born out of a volcanic …

Labor Day is fastly approaching, and for some of you it’s the last hurrah of the summer. So let’s go out with a bang. Labor Day, or the working man’s holiday, was first proposed by labor union leader Peter Maguire …

For those of you who are hardcore backpackers you should probably move along. But if you’re car camping and want to take it to the next level, here are ten things that will open up a whole new world of …

Jenna in tree

The first time I found myself higher than six feet in a tree happened as my second summer working at High Cascade was coming to an end. I was helping to pack up skate ramps, move vans into storage and …

Dick Proenneke Alone In The Wilderness

I’ll start by saying this: I wish Dick Proenneke was my grandpa. Also, it would be foolish to think that I’m the only person to ever wish upon that star. But for those of you who are unfamiliar with the …