Posts Tagged ‘camping oregon’

Find a Local Winter Hike Destination

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Champoeg State Park MuseumAre you dying to get outside this winter? Then, go! A local Oregon newspaper recommended one of its state parks recently, dubbing it a perfect spot for a “gorgeous winter hike.” I only mention this particular park because it’s close to home, and I can confirm it as a great location from being there first-hand. Plus, it has a funny name: Champoeg (for those of you who don’t speak Oregon, it’s pronounced “sham-POO-ee”).

The article’s author, John Carr, writes: “For a winter hiker, the Champoeg area has a little of everything to brighten your day: pioneer history, beautiful views along the Willamette River, migratory wildfowl and some good exercise…”


The 3 Lessons I Learned Camping

Monday, August 31st, 2009

My wife and I just spent the last week camping in Oregon/Idaho along the Snake River. In addition to great weather and good times, we learned a few valuable lessons — the hard way.

#1) Pack sunblock. Normally, when I think of camping, I envision dense forests with ample shade. Last week, other than the Snake, we didn’t have much to cool us down or protect us from the sun. Needless to say, I may be uncharacteristically red as I type this.


Oregon: Where have all the campers gone?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Camping in the Pacific Northwest has always been a fond tradition in my family.   Growing up, as soon as summer arrived, the family packed up our van and headed out onto the open road.  As a young boy, I loved spending our camping trips exploring the Great Outdoors with my younger brother.  As I grew older, I developed an appreciation for the campfire — laughing, story-telling, deep (and shallow) conversations that droned on into the night…


Oregon: Silver Falls Celebrates 75 Years

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Silver Falls by William SullivanSilver Falls State Park turns 75-years-old today!  One of Oregon’s most loved recreational parks, Silver Falls is the home to 10 spectacular waterfalls that have inspired Oregonians and visitors to conserve our land and embrace nature for generations.  The 9,000 park includes an incredible 8.7 mile trail that takes hikers by all 10 waterfalls and through the dense fir tree wilderness that marks the area.  Overnight tent and RV camping is available in the park as well as family picnic areas and swimming holes.

Take some time this weekend or next, before the weather starts to turn to fall, to get the family out to Silver Falls State Park for some end of summer camping and hiking recreation.