Musick Guard Station – Forest Service cabin rental

After a major illness forced us to miss our “grand adventure” last summer, we wanted to make this summer’s adventure trip absolutely epic.  We have 6 kids, so it needed…

Hunting for Painted Rocks in Springfield, Oregon

Silver Falls State Park – Family-Friendly Hike near Salem, …

Proxy Falls – Willamette National Forest

Thompson’s Mill State Heritage Site

While paging through an Oregon State Parks guide, I noticed a listing for a state park less than an hour from home.  What is this?!  I thought we’d been to…

Lund Park Campground – Umpqua National Forest

A small perspective on a world with endless …

Trestle Creek Falls and Trail – Brice Creek

Salt Creek Falls – Oakridge, Oregon

Salt Creek Falls has been lingering on my list for a couple of years.  It’s close enough to do in a day, but far enough away that it takes an…

The perfect path for a rainy-day walk with …

Hiking the new Thurston Hills Natural Area – Willamalane

5 ways to stay cool when it’s 110 degrees

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