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This was a nice day of hiking with an interesting adventure on the way to the trailhead. The McKenzie Highway (Oregon Route 242) is very scenic and twisty/turny on the west side of McKenzie Pass past the Dee Wright Observatory. While I love driving on…

hiking boots, summer, Oregon

This is a nice State park with several hiking/walking loops and/or trail running loops that are accessible from the McGregor Viewpoint.  I recommend hiking the longest loop to Fall River Falls before exploring the other loops. Angelique, Zoe, and I enjoyed a quick hike through…

geocaching, outdoors

Sometimes called the “world’s largest treasure hunt”, geocaching is great outdoor activity in urban settings and natural settings alike. Participants, referred to as “geocachers”, use global positioning system (GPS) receivers or mobile devices with GPS (e.g., Smart phones) to seek out containers called geocaches (or…

Welcome!

For as long as I can remember I’ve liked travel planning.  I’ve spent many hours digging through guidebooks and pouring over maps, planning domestic and international vacations, backpacking trips, day hikes, mountain bike rides, and trail runs.  My wife and I have amassed a huge…