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Yes, There Are Rattlesnakes in Oregon!

By on July 13, 2017

Oregon’s warm, summer weather brings lots of things for Pacific Crest Trail hikers: long, sunny days, refreshing mountain streams, sprawling wildflower meadows, gobs of tasty berries and, in some regions, rattlesnakes. Yes, there are rattlesnakes in Oregon.

This spring, we were seeing lots of posts and photos from PCT thru-hikers…



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5 Tips for Winter Hiking

By on February 7, 2017

Every winter, there’s inevitably a handful of incidents that befall hikers and backcountry travelers. Just last weekend, a group of hikers in Southern California had to be rescued when they slid off trail into an ice chute. Two of them suffered serious injuries and one perished (story here). Unfortunately,…


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5 Tips for Fall Hiking

By on September 13, 2016

Summer may be nearing its end, but that doesn’t mean the Pacific Crest Trail shuts down for the season. With a little extra preparation, fall hiking on the PCT can be just as enjoyable as summer. Along with milder temps and less trail company, fall ushers in a whole…

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