Archive for the ‘Adventure Travel’ Category

Exploring the Pacific Northwest Cave Systems

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Forests, lakes and rivers aren’t the only outdoor areas the Pacific Northwest has to explore. Oregon and Washington are home to many beautiful cave systems, many of which are open to the public. Here are a few of the best cave systems the Northwest has to offer:

1. Oregon Caves
Located about 20 miles outside of Cave Junction, the Oregon Caves National Monument is a breathtaking underground system just waiting to be explored. Park rangers lead guided cave and off-trail tours, as well as popular candlelight tours. Visit the park website for more information.

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New Canada-to-Mexico Bike Route Includes Oregon

Friday, May 7th, 2010

bicyclingGreat news for avid West Coast cyclists: The Adventure Cycling Association, located in Missoula, Mont., has released its latest bike route map, the Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route. Running from Sumas, Wash., to Tecate, Calif., the Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route spans an impressive 2,389 miles and takes travelers to such beautiful state and federal parks as Mount Rainier in Washington, Mount Bachelor and Crater Lake in Oregon, and Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park in California.

The ACA began in 1976, publishing maps of the 4,262-mile TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. Since then, the group has expanded to publish maps of 40,633 miles of bicycle trails. To put it in perspective, one trip through the Adventure Cycling Association’s entire network would be like riding around the entire world one and a half times.

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