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In Oregon, backpackers can hike wild seashores, get pleasure from colourful wilderness canyonlands, stroll amid beautiful granite peaks, sit back in wildflower meadows, and circle glacier-clad mountains. Award-winning guidebook writer and longtime Oregon resident Douglas Lorain information 30 brilliant backpacking journeys in Backpacking Oregon. Lasting from 3 days to 2 weeks, those conscientiously crafted itineraries provide geographic variety, appealing surroundings, and moderate day-by-day mileage objectives. This in-depth consultant presents the entire info backpackers might want to entry the Oregon backcountry, together with the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, excessive Cascades, Hells Canyon, and the Klamath, Siskiyou, Blue, and Wallowa mountains. a close path map and images accompany each one journey.

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