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Take A Hike: Silver Falls State Park

There’s an apocryphal story that Silver Creek got its name when an Oregon pioneer – saddle packs filed to the brim with silver – attempted to cross the creek in high water. The man and horse, it is said, made it across, but the packs were lost in the rushing creek and the silver was…

On Mount Hood: Book Review

“If you ask a little kid to draw a mountain… he’ll draw Mount Hood.” With that simple insight, Jon Bell begins his tale of this iconic peak that we Oregonians call our own. On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak is a book much like the mountain itself: accessible, vibrant, and filled with…