hiking

Siskiyou Mountain Club

William Sullivan is already one of the most accomplished hikers in Oregon. 

And he clearly goes back and checks on the places he hiked in the past. 

The result: a Fourth Edition of his book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Southern Oregon & Northern California.  With 18 hikes mapped out in the Eastern Siskiyou Mountains alone, this potentially represents years worth of hiking for the ambitious traveler. 

"Girl Gone Wild" Shares Secrets

Sep 7, 2016
Rubymcconnell.com

Cheryl Strayed's famous book "Wild" was almost a how-NOT-to-survive-wilderness book.

Ruby McConnell aims to flip the script and give women useful information on striking out on their own. 

McConnell's book is A Woman's Guide to the Wild.  It is an extension of her blog "Girl Gone Wild." 

The Oregon Coast, By Foot And Paintbrush

Aug 25, 2016
Kristen O'Neill

Thanks to social media, we get to go on our friends' vacations, in a sense.  They snap pictures and put them on Instagram or Facebook, and we get to see them right away. 

Pete Miller of Grants Pass put a real twist on that process when he hiked the Oregon Coast Trail this summer. 

He snapped pictures all right... and sent them to artist Kristen O'Neill.  She then set about painting the image, with a new painting every day along the route. 

Hiking The Siskiyou Crest With Luke Ruediger

May 16, 2016
Luke Ruediger

You COULD walk from Ashland to Jacksonville now, but either on the shoulder of a busy road, or by bushwhacking through the wild (or both). 

But an alternative is in the works: the Jack-Ash Trail is planned for the ridgetops between the two communities.  Work could start later this year. 

The trail has the backing of Luke Ruediger, devotee of all things related to the Siskiyou Crest, and a blogger about his efforts and interests. 

Meet Oregon Hiking Master William Sullivan

May 4, 2016
Dean Rea/oregonhiking.com

There may be few hikers as dedicated as William L. Sullivan

Even better, few hikers who write as prolifically about hiking as Sullivan.  He's a fifth-generation Oregonian who loves to trek around the state on foot. 

And he's written 18 books and a pile of articles about the places he's seen, and is now revisiting previous hike sites to update his writing. 

Surviving a Hot, Dry Summer On The PCT

Jun 30, 2015
Wikimedia

The Pacific Crest Trail was already a popular place to take a hike, long or short.

Then the movie "Wild" and other events focused more attention on the trail, adding to its mystique.

But the mystique can't correct hot and dry conditions with potentially little water available--the conditions of this summer.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association manages sections of the PCT.

And trail managers are bracing for issues created by the drought and earlier-than-usual summer heat.

Mother + Baby + Hike = Hike It Baby

Feb 17, 2015
Hikeitbaby.com

New mothers need sleep.  And hiking, apparently.  It works for Shanti Hodges. 

She wanted to get back in shape after having a baby, and found hiking--with baby aboard--worked just right. 

So she started the group Hike It Baby, encouraging other mothers to do the same thing.