Outdoors

woahink lake

Woahink Lake

Woahink Lake’s glassy surface and murky water hide a secret. The lake doubles as an obstacle course for recreational scuba divers and is home to several mock shipwrecks, a yellow submarine, and an 18-foot plastic shark, Mary 18, named for the dispatch call sign of fallen Eugene Police officer Chris Kilcullen.

eclipse

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Solar eclipse fever began hitting Oregon last summer and as early as July 2016, hotels across the eclipse path began to announce they were already filling up. The excitement hasn’t slowed down and pickings for eclipse lodging are now extremely slim. But a smattering of overnight lodging remains and there are still plenty of options for viewing the Monday, August 21 phenomena, which will be the first coast-to-coast full solar eclipse in the United States since 1918.

Steelhead Fisherman, North Umpqua

Inside Oregon’s Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a nationwide nonprofit organization that focuses on trout and salmon conservation and restoration work in coldwater fisheries.

Alvord Desert

Alvord in Winter: Big Sky and Silence

Getting to the far reaches of Oregon in the middle of winter has its challenges, but I’m always happy to have made the trip to Alvord Desert.