Check this out:
Oregon has so many awesome places to swim, but the best places are the ones you can hike to. There is truly nothing better than to take off your sweaty hiking clothes and jump into an ice cold alpine lake or an emerald colored creek.
Check out this brand new post of the 10 Oregon swimming spots that you can hike to.
The NEW 2020 edition of the Hike Oregon guide book '52 Hikes for 52 Weeks in the Willamette Valley, Central Oregon Cascades & Coast' is available for pre sale now!
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what trails are accessible:
With some COVID-19 closures still in place in National Forests and BLM lands, it is advised that you not take unnecessary trips further than 50 miles from your home right now. However, we understand that hiking and being outdoors is what keeps many of us mentally sound and healthy, so if you do choose to hike, please stay close to home and DO NOT stop in any small towns! Check out what Hike Oregon trails and roads are currently accessible: http://bit.ly/2CNyuOe
In this week's new video I go over my backpacking gear (some new and some old) that I am using on my trips for the 2020 season.
Hike of the month:
Windy Lakes is a secluded moderate 10.8 mile hike that takes you past 22 ponds as well as some of the best swimming and lakes in the area. This is a longer day hike or a great short backpacking trip perfect for this time of year!