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Everything to know about exploring Oregon's best outdoor destinations from the Statesman Journal including where to camp, hike, bike and more.

Explore Oregon: Making the most of the outdoors Statesman Journal

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    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

Everything to know about exploring Oregon's best outdoor destinations from the Statesman Journal including where to camp, hike, bike and more.

    Adventure and history await on the Tillamook Coast

    Adventure and history await on the Tillamook Coast

    We'll talk about hidden beaches of white sand, explore little-known pathways such as the Steam Donkey Trail and take a dive into the area's fascinating history, from a plan to create a nuclear power plant at Cape Kiwanda to a love-struck sea captain who asked for his lady's hand in marriage at a certain rock.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ghost wagon, wildfire escape, OR-7 and COVID-19 shutdowns highlight biggest stories of 2020

    Ghost wagon, wildfire escape, OR-7 and COVID-19 shutdowns highlight biggest stories of 2020

    Zach and David close the books on 2020 with a look back at the year's biggest stories in Oregon's outdoors.

    Stories covered include a ghost wagon that rose from Detroit Lake, a man that escaped the Labor Day fires by sheltering on a river and the death of conservation icon George Atiyah.

    • 34 min
    Winter adventures amid COVID-19, and the best overlooked Oregon state parks

    Winter adventures amid COVID-19, and the best overlooked Oregon state parks

    In this episode, we discuss your best options for getting outside this winter and what to changes to expect. We also replay the Oregon State Parks draft from an earlier interview with state parks director Lisa Sumption.

    • 35 min
    The best hikes of McKenzie Pass, a land of fire, ice and waterfalls

    The best hikes of McKenzie Pass, a land of fire, ice and waterfalls

    In this episode Zach and guidebook author Matt Wastradowski talk about the best hikes of Oregon's McKenzie Pass.

    • 39 min
    Winter waterfall hunting: Status of NW Oregon's favorite waterfalls

    Winter waterfall hunting: Status of NW Oregon's favorite waterfalls

    The historic wildfire season burned and closed many iconic waterfalls while the continued impact of COVID-19 and storm damage has shuttered others. We talk about some of the best-known waterfalls in Northwest Oregon and whether they're open or closed, burned or unscathed.

    • 19 min
    Grants Pass: What's in a name? And Zach's top picks

    Grants Pass: What's in a name? And Zach's top picks

    In this episode, hosts Zach Urness and David Davis talk about the outdoor paradise around Southern Oregon's Grants Pass while discussing the history of the town's name — which includes murder, betrayal and a Civil War general.

    Urness, who lived in Grants Pass for six years, also talks about meeting the founder of Dutch Bros and the glory of the Rogue River, the Illinois River, local mountain biking spots and the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Entheon ,

I love this podcast

This podcast energized my exploration of Oregon. With the Pandemic I’ve needed outdoor activities and while the Gifford Pinchot is nice, I needed inspiration to explore further afield.
Great hosts and thoroughly researched. Good audio quality and length. Fantastic listen in road trips!

brianjets ,

It’s great

Whatever

Gutty rhythm ,

Thanks to the producers

Great podcast

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