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Opal Creek Wilderness

Opal Creek Wilderness

My girlfriend and I headed out on a windy Sunday morning from Bend and arrived at the trailhead around 10 am after a three-hour drive. The hike begins by continuing down the same road one takes to reach the wilderness. According to the map on wilderness.net, everything to the north of this road is the […]

Mill Creek Wilderness

Mill Creek Wilderness

On a unusually pleasant Saturday in February, a friend joined me in exploring the Mill Creek Wilderness. Before I begun this project, I hadn’t even heard of the Mill Creek Wilderness even though I’ve driven within a few miles of it on a few occasions. Located 55 miles from Bend, the Mill Creek Wilderness protects […]

Three Sisters Wilderness

Three Sisters Wilderness

This area of the Three Sisters Wilderness lies between 1,800 to 3,300 feet in elevation and is home of a old growth forest of Douglas Fir nestled in a steep-sided canyon. There’s an abundance of precipitation throughout the year, creating large stream flow and waterfalls. Although there weren’t any named waterfalls on this trail, we […]

Oregon Badlands Wilderness

Oregon Badlands Wilderness

I stood at the trailhead looking to the east. The sun was just coming up over the horizon from behind a concentration of clouds. Long shadows of juniper and rock stretched toward me. I soon hoped to feel the warmth of direct sunlight on my face. The temperature was just above freezing and with every […]

The Wilds Project

The Wilds Project

I’m very excited to share this first post, the beginning of a long journey I am calling “The Wilds Project!” The goal of The Wilds Project is to hike 450 miles in all of the areas of Oregon designated as Wilderness. Similar to my last endeavor – The 100 Hikes Project – I will be […]

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