Explore Oregon’s high country in any season

The mountains of Oregon are truly a four season wonderland. Visit the lodge at Crater Lake Park¬† in the winter and you may conclude that it’s a beautiful but inaccessible¬† place. Snowy season lovers revel in the freedom presented by winter. Snow aficionados from snow shoers to snowmobilers rule the back country in the winter, the snow smoothing over the rough spots and providing trails where none existed in the summer. Fall is my favorite time to be in the mountains when the fruits ( mushrooms and huckleberries) of summer’s warmth are ready to be harvested and the skeeters (and crowds) are done. Spring is the season of color. Wildflowers paint the high country when the snow is gone. Summer brings the lazy times when the sun is high and camping and hiking are too…

 

Applegate Peak towers above the southern rim of Crater Lake.

Applegate Peak towers above the southern rim of Crater Lake.

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A sunrise hike at Sun Notch, Crater Lake National Park.

Beware the mushrooms lurking in the woods of Oregon

Beware the mushrooms lurking in the woods of Oregon

A winter scene looking southeast from Mt Ashland.

A winter scene looking southeast from Mt Ashland.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Explore Oregon’s high country in any season

  1. A MUST read for all outdoor enthusiasts! Even those who have lived in the region for many decades will be inspired, while learning very interesting information you never knew before. Those curious about the area will be moved to visit as soon as possible. Could not put the book down, and already EAGERLY awaiting a follow up edition. Grabbing my boots, fishing pole, and a water canteen as I type…

    -Ryan R
    Jacksonville, OR

  2. So nice to see a” driving guide” instead of the usual “hiking guides.”
    This is well thought out and well written with great pictures and maps, along with great information on where “not to go.” Wonderful gift for realtors to give their new found “Oregonian” clients with a bent for the beautiful nature this state has to offer. Well done Ed!

    • Thanks for the high praise Stephanie. I hope the book inspires everyone to get off the beaten path and explore our corner of the State of Jefferson.

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