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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 • 60 Ratings

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

    New mountain bike trail at Silver Falls State Park from the Salem Area Trail Alliance

    New mountain bike trail at Silver Falls State Park from the Salem Area Trail Alliance

    Zach is joined by Beth Dayton of the Salem Area Trail Alliance to talk about new mountain bike trails at Silver Falls State Park and work SATA has done bringing new trails to the Salem area.

    • 39 min
    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail

    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail

    Zach interviews Bonnie Henderson, an expert on backpacking and thru-hiking the Oregon Coast Trail. 

    Henderson talks about the differences in each segment of the trail — which are most scenic or challenging — while detailing critical factors such as the best season to backpack, why reading tide tables is important and where you'll need arrange for ferry rides to cross large bays.

    • 55 min
    Summer '21: Record heat, new permits & restoring a lost Jefferson trail

    Summer '21: Record heat, new permits & restoring a lost Jefferson trail

    In this episode Zach and David discuss the summer of 2021 and its extreme heatwaves, new permit systems and of course wildfires.

    Then, new outdoors intern Eddy Binford-Ross travels to Sisters to share one group's quest to restore a forgotten trail in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

    • 29 min
    Agates on the Oregon Coast: Pro tips, best spots to hunt

    Agates on the Oregon Coast: Pro tips, best spots to hunt

    Zach interviews Eric Davis, owner and operator of @OregonCoastAgates, about the best places to find agates on the Oregon Coast and some pro tips to have a successful hunt.

    • 39 min
    Mount Jefferson Wilderness and impact over wildfires over time

    Mount Jefferson Wilderness and impact over wildfires over time

    In this edition, Zach interviews guidebook author Matt Reeder about the best places to explore in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, an 111,000 acre backcountry paradise that has been shaped by wildfire.

    • 56 min
    Corvallis to the Sea trail

    Corvallis to the Sea trail

    There's a new trail linking Corvallis to the Oregon Coast. Zach talks with Gary Chapman, president of the C2C Trail Partnership, to learn more about more this long-anticipated route that takes hikers and bikers from the Willamette Valley to Ona Beach.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

elikqitie ,

Best Oregon Outdoors Podcast

I’m moving to Oregon and have listened to many different podcasts about outdoor lifestyle and this one is my favorite!

The information on this podcast is vital for anyone who enjoys the outdoor lifestyle and lives in or is planning to visit Oregon.

Guests are informative and interesting. Good topics. Thanks for an awesome Oregon guide to the great outdoors!

lakernation32 ,

Love this Pod!!!

If you love Oregon and the outdoors this is the podcast for you! Keep up the great work!

emolsen2007 ,

A must subscribe if you love the outdoors!

I love this podcast so much! They’ve helped me with planning trips to less popular places and helped me check things off my Oregon bucket list with insider info. Just came back from the Wallowas and had a blast thanks to many of their recommendations!

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