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News | Land use | Environment | local | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Whitewater Wildfire Closes Prime Solar Eclipse Viewing Area

Statesman Journal | Aug. 8, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Detroit, Oregon

Tens of thousands were expected to visit the Jefferson and Detroit Lake areas because they are smack in the middle of the eclipse's path of totality.

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Growing Wildfire Closes Jefferson Park, Pacific Crest Trail

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2017 7:29 a.m.

The Whitewater Fire burning east of Detroit, Oregon, has continued to grow, reaching 167 acres during the weekend in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

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Plan Would Limit Entry To Key Oregon Wilderness Areas

Statesman Journal | June 29, 2017 6:54 a.m.

A sharp increase in crowds has led to the proposal of major changes to the way people access Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Diamond Peak wilderness areas.

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Search Launched For Missing Hiker In Mount Jefferson Wilderness

AP | Aug. 1, 2016 8:33 a.m.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 21-year-old Riley Zickel, from the Portland area, has not been seen since Wednesday, when he arrived to hike in Jefferson Park.

Forestry | Environment | NW Life | local | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

What You Should Know Before Entering Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 8, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Before you go off to explore Valhalla, with a half-full water bottle and a handful trail mix, keep this in mind: This amazing destination is very dangerous.

Environment | NW Life | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Descending Into Uncharted Territory

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

The Canyon Crew, a group of outdoor professionals, braved the treacherous half-mile gorge to document its wonders. 

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Oregon Man Dies In Fall On Mount Jefferson

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015 11:02 a.m.

Rescue crews called off efforts to recover the body of Thomas Fountain due to severe weather on Mount Jefferson Monday afternoon.