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.
News | Environment | Land | localStatesman 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.
News | Recreation | Environment | Land | localStatesman 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.
News | Environment | localAP | 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.
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.