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My Favorite Places in Oregon to Hike

Painted Hills Unit- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 

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Smith Rock State Park, Madras, OR  

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Tumalo Falls State Park , Bend, OR 

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Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, OR

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Spencer’s Butte, Eugene, OR

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Southern Oregon Coast (Cape Blanco pictured)

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If there’s one thing I truly miss about Oregon now that I’ve moved back to Texas, it’s all the hiking I used to do.

Honestly, I could easily go on a hike any day of the week where I lived in my college town of Eugene. The other great thing was that hiking spots outside of Eugene weren’t ever too far of a drive as well, all within a few hours driving distance.

Readers, I insist that y’all hike at least one of these spots if you’re ever in Oregon–please!

-C

 

*Other spots I love that aren’t listed: Silver Falls State Park, Hobbit Trail (Florence, OR), Deschutes Basin, Skinner’s Butte, Yachats, etc. 

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Happy National Park Week!

 

This week, April 16th-24th, is National Park Week and this year in particular is the National Park Service’s 100th birthday (so to speak). There’s lots of events going on to celebrate, including free admission to any park during the week, Earth Day (April 22) events, and even a National Park Instameet (April 23).

Be sure to visit your nearest National Park if you can to help celebrate! I know I always enjoyed the times I went, whether it was to the Redwoods or Glacier or John Day (all pictured).

-C

 

*For more information, visit the National Park Service website.

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Paleo Field Work Out In John Day

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument has got to be one of the most phenomenal places to witness geology. The Painted Hills themselves even seem to be something out of a Star Wars movie with their array of colors.

I was recently lucky enough to do some soil science field work in the area for a few days. Needless to say, I will definitely be back at John Day and at a time where it can be more of a recreational visit.

Oregon geology at it’s finest y’all! 

-C