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Grounds Keepers Remove 1,100 Pounds of Trash in 2017

By on November 17, 2017

Granite Gear’s Grounds Keepers program has come to an end in its inaugural year, resulting in 17 hikers removing a total of 1,117.8 pounds of trash from the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, Arizona Trail, Colorado Trail, Florida Scenic Trail and Superior Hiking Trail. Additionally, over…

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UPDATED: Where to View the Eclipse from the PCT

By on August 13, 2017

On August 21, 2017, the skies over central Oregon will go dark at 10:18 am (PST). That is when the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, creating the first full solar eclipse to occur in North America since 1979. In Oregon, the Path of Totality (see…

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Fire Officially Closes Jefferson Park for Eclipse

By on August 7, 2017

With the way the Whitewater Fire blew up last week, we can’t say we’re surprised to see this announcement come down. Now at more than 5,400 acres, and fueled by warm, dry weather, it was just a matter of time. This afternoon, Willamette National Forest gave the official word.
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