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We head to the mountains in search of goats that have re-claimed the high country of Mount Saint Helens. We visit with the oldest living ski patroller in the country on Mount Hood's Timberline Ski Area. And what's the secret to hiking thousands of miles across the mountains without breaking your back? Learn all about packing lite.

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Oregon Field Guide

Mountain Goat Survey

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 8:30 p.m.

There's a growing population of mountain goats around Mount St. Helens.

Oregon Field Guide

Ultralight Hiking

OPB | March 1, 2012 8:30 p.m.

Ultralight backpacking is a backpacking approach that’s all about doing more with less.

Sports | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Buzz Bowman, Ski Patroller

OPB | Oct. 24, 2013 4:32 p.m.

Buzz Bowman is an 83-year old legend on Mount Hood.

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Major Support Provided By:
William K. Blount Family
Carol and Velma Saling Foundation

Additional Support Provided By:
Coit Family Foundation
Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
Christine and David Vernier
Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by:
The Roundhouse Foundation, Nonnie Cole, Barbara Emily Knudsen Charitable Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan, Dr. Andrew McIvor and Dr. Maura Conlon McIvor