Hells Canyon Fifty-Year Anniversary

In the late 1960s, a small band of passionate, committed conservationists battled to save Hells Canyon from additional dams on the Snake River.

My Workspace: Saddle Up with Rod Retherford

Rod Retherford is no dilettante when it comes to leatherwork. He’s been building saddles for more than twenty years. His shop, Rod Retherford Saddlery and Cowboy Art, is in Pendleton, the Eastern Oregon city famous for its annual Round-Up.

Exploring the Eagle Cap Wilderness

More than 6 miles in, the straps of my backpack begin to dig heavily into my hips and collarbone. The back of my shirt is drenched in sweat, my purple boots now the color of a dusty trail. Finally, a wooden sign at an intersection of trails is carved with guidance, the first we’ve seen in many miles. Eagle Cap, straight ahead; Mirror Lake to the left; Minam Lake to the right.

Travel Spotlight: Hot Lake Springs Hotel

Hot Lake Springs Hotel is an Oregon travel destination steeped in beauty and local lore. An Oregon getaway with tales of hauntings and healing springs.

Oregon Travel: Joseph

Joseph is an out-of-the-way place in northeastern Oregon that rarely shows up on maps, but frequently appears in travel writing and destination lists. It’s a place where the simple, rural life is part of the charm.