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Legislation Would Close Gaps Along Oregon Coast Trail

Statesman Journal | March 20, 2017 9:57 a.m.

Legislation intended to help complete the pathway, which stretches from the California state line to Astoria, will have its first hearing Tuesday morning at the Capitol.

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Valhalla Behind The Scenes

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

Field Guide takes you behind the scenes as we head into the Oregon wilderness in search of a hidden geologic wonder.

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Fire To Keep Blue Pool Closed Until Late August

Statesman Journal | Aug. 9, 2016 4:11 p.m.

A popular segment of the McKenzie River Trail will remain closed for three to four more weeks due to the smoldering Blue Top Fire, officials said on Tuesday.

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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.

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Hiking Portland's Wildwood Trail In 5 Parts

OPB | July 19, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Tucked into the northwest corner of Portland, the Wildwood Trail weaves for more than 30 miles through Forest Park. Here's how to hike the historic path in five parts.

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Oregon Man Rescued After 40-Foot Fall Near Sandy River

AP | July 16, 2016 4:36 p.m. | Sandy, Oregon

Fire crews have rescued a man who injured himself after he slipped and fell about 40 feet down a steep embankment in a remote area of the Sandy River.

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Eagle Creek Trail Section To Remain Closed For More Than A Year

Statesman Journal | March 11, 2016 7:40 a.m.

Eagle Creek Trail, located just east of Bonneville, had a bridge knocked out by a large tree that fell during a storm last December, which won’t be repaired for at least a year.

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Mount Hood's Iconic Timberline Trail To Reopen In 2017

Statesman Journal | Jan. 25, 2016 12:30 p.m.

One of the most spectacular trails in the United States — and perhaps the most iconic pathway in Oregon — is scheduled to reopen in full by the summer of 2017.

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Hike To Silver Falls' Lesser-Known Waterfalls

Statesman Journal | Jan. 24, 2016 3:30 p.m.

It wouldn’t be fair to call them the “forgotten waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park.”

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1 Rancher Says He'll Ignore His Grazing Contract

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016 6:51 p.m. | Hanrey County, Oregon

A rancher from New Mexico signed a letter Saturday telling the federal government he will no longer honor his grazing contract.

Environment | Recreation | Oregon Field Guide

Waterfall Hunters Surpass Goal Of 365 Waterfalls In A Year

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 8:30 p.m.

A couple sets out to see 365 waterfalls in a year but instead finds 500.

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Trail Connecting Montana To The Pacific Close To Completion

OPB | Sept. 4, 2015 4:35 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has formed an advisory committee to help finalize the Pacific Northwest Trail.

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Oregon Environmentalists Use Google Trekker To Track Down Conservation Support

OPB/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 9:30 p.m. | Ruch, Oregon

An  Oregon conservation group is hoping to use a new technology to inspire more people to visit and protect public lands.     

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Land Management Agency Starts Conversation About Western Oregon Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management is updating the management plan for the former Oregon and California Railroad lands.

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New Recreation Trail Would Go From Valley To Coast

OPB | June 26, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: The planned Salmonberry Corridor would trace 86 miles from Banks to Tillamook, often following railroad lines.

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6 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Portland To Take This Summer

OPB | June 4, 2014 midnight

Paul Gerald has released the fifth edition of his popular hiking guide 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. We asked him to shares six special hikes to take this summer.

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McKenzie River Trail

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014 11:06 a.m.

26-miles of natural wonders earn this trail the nickname “America’s #1 Trail.”

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Statesman Journal: Salem 13-Year-Old Becomes Youngest To Hike The Triple Crown

statesman_journal | Oct. 28, 2013 4:07 a.m.

Over the past three years, at ages 11, 12 and 13, Reed Gjonnes and her father have conquered the three longest trails in the United States.

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Waterfalls, Lava Flows And A Turquoise Pool Await Upper McKenzie Hikers

OPB | Sept. 27, 2013 midnight

View a slideshow of the scenery along a popular 7-mile stretch of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail.

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Weekend Look-Ahead 9/22

OPB | Sept. 22, 2011 9:50 a.m.

What are you up to this weekend? Going to see Kris Kristofferson? Heading out for a bike ride? Or staying at home to think about your Netflix account?