A sample of YInMn blue, the new pigment created at Oregon State University.

A sample of YInMn blue, the new pigment created at Oregon State University.

Courtesy of Oregon State University

  • Vancouver native Jeff Garmire is attempting to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail in one calendar year. It’s an 8,000 mile trek that’s only been accomplished by a handful of people. We talk to him as he begins the last leg of his journey.
  • In honor of the centennial of the National Park Service, composer Michael Gordon wrote an orchestral piece inspired by Crater Lake. He tells us about last weekend’s premiere on the shore of Crater Lake. We also spoke to Gordon last year after his first visit to Oregon’s only national park.