Proxy Falls

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Oregon is overflowing with waterfalls, particularly west of the (well-named) Cascade Range. There’s the Columbia River Gorge, where falls are so abundant that one section is known as Waterfall Alley. There’s Silver Falls State Park, which features what has to … Continued

Tenderfoot Trail

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I’m not the hiker I used to be. That was clear to me even before I set out on an overnight trip into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. For one thing, circumstances allowed me to start my trek at the well-named Tenderfoot … Continued

McKenzie River

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No matter which side of the Cascades you live on, the McKenzie River offers a refreshing escape from a hot summer day. Accessed a few miles south of the junction of highways 20 and 126, there are numerous parking lots that make … Continued