Outdoors

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Toketee Falls

Hiker: Joshua Shannon Favorite Oregon Hike: Anywhere in the Gorge, Toketee Falls in Umpqua Forest Hiking Tips: Water, proper shoes and a camera.

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Estacada Lake

Hiker: Michelle Wonderling Favorite Oregon Hike: Estacada Lake near Milo McIver State Park

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Eagle Creek Trail

Hiker: Douglas Keder  Favorite Oregon Hike: Eagle Creek Trail Hiking Tips: It can get hot in the summer, so go early in the day. Social: @dougkeder

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Mt. Hood’s Elk Cove

Hiker: Wesley Chancellor Favorite Oregon Hike: Mt. Hood’s Elk Cove Hiking Tips: Mt. Hood’s Elk Cove is a wildflower wonderland if visited at the right time — usually late July, early August. Barret spur is a short 2.5 mile hike from elk cove. It is however a serious butt burner. At just about 1100 feet elevation gain per mile. Trekking poles are a big help on the way down. Or make a quick decent jump on one of the glaciers and glissade down! Social: @wesleycphoto

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Butte Creek Falls

Hiker: Shawn Forsythe Favorite Oregon Hike: Butte Creek Falls Hiking Tips: Walking stick, camera, water, snack, wear layers

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Ice Lake

Hiker: June Starkey Favorite Oregon Hike: Ice Lake in Joseph, Oregon Hiking Tips: Trekking poles, food provisions and strength

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Cool Campers

Camping doesn’t have to mean pitching a tent and hoping for the best weather. These Oregon-made trailers and adventure mobiles make camping an experience that combines vintage American charm with modern conveniences. 

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Secret Oregon Swimming Holes

Oregonians have a pretty friendly reputation, but when it comes to their swimming spots, they can get protective of hidden oases, and rightfully so.

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Paddling Paradise

Here are some of our picks for a few of the most diverse places to paddle in Oregon.

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Athlete Profile: Max King

You’ve been referred to as a “Jack of all trades” in the running world, competing in mountain, trail, marathon and track events. What inspires you to do all these different competitions?