Best Hiking and Backpacking Water Bottles for 2020

As we approach spring, we’re entering the prime time for exploring nature, but sweltering heat can be an issue. With appropriate preparation, hydration can cease to be one of your adventuring worries. Let us get you set up for a hydrated summer with our handpicked list of this year’s best hiking water bottles. Best Titanium […]

11 Most Incredible Hikes in Oregon: A Definitive Guide

Wondering where to find the best hikes in Oregon?  We’ve got you covered. Here is our definitive list of the 17 best hikes in the state. Whether you’re looking for a short and sweet fall hike, a lengthy summer hike, or anything in between, it’s all covered here. To many Oregonians, hiking and Oregon are […]

How Long Does it Take to Hike the PCT?

How long does it take to thru-hike the PCT?  The Pacific Crest Trail is the holy grail of trails for thru-hikers everywhere. At 2,650 miles long, the Pacific Crest Trail is one of the longest hiking trails in the world. The trail meanders through lush valleys, over rugged peaks, and takes hikers through harsh deserts. […]

Primal Cuts: Defining Bend’s Food Culture

The local butcher shop offers so much more than just the best sandwiches in Bend. When chef Jake Williams took over Primal Cuts Meat Market in 2017, the butcher shop was already one of the most successful local spots in Bend. People loved the shop for its high-quality meats and sandwiches, and Williams wanted to […]

How Long Does it Take To Hike 10 Miles?

We’ve all been there. You’re online, looking for trails (hopefully on our site, of course), and you’re starting to get lost in the sea of trail information: mileage, elevation gain, and all the technical stuff that can get confusing to think about. Eventually, the question arises: how fast can you really hike? When you’re planning […]

The Quintessential PCT Gear List for 2019-2020

Running alongside the west coast and passing through multiple massive mountain ranges, the Pacific Crest Trail spans an astounding 2,650 miles, from Southern California all the way up to Canada. The trail runs through several distinct regions, include wetlands, chaparral, and temperate regions, each region presenting a unique challenge, testing the resolve of those who […]

5 Most Scenic Beaches on the Oregon Coast

Fun fact: There are 363 miles of Oregon coastline…and every single mile is open to the public! With coastline come beaches and the Beaver State has plenty. In fact, it was hard to choose just five of the best for this list because they are all unique and beautiful in their own way.  Cannon Beach […]

Seven Breathtaking Campsites near Bend

Bend is a hub of outdoor sports; it offers fishing, kayaking, hiking, and mountaineering. In addition to that, however, it’s an area that features volcanic landscapes, towering mountain peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and high desert. To sum it up, Bend is incredible. There’s nothing like the great outdoors in central Oregon, and this is your guide […]

Four Spectacular Hikes Near Portland

While most of us that have been to Portland know that the area provides an excellent food scene, one of the best things about Portland is its closeness to several famous major hiking trails. In fact, the fantastic hiking trails that surround Portland are one of the major reasons why Portland attracts so many tourists.  […]

4 Kayaking Spots in Oregon You Need to Visit

Whether it’s paddle boarding, surfing, fishing, or kayaking, Oregon boasts an impressive array of recreational water activities. With the diversity of its waterways, kayaking is a great sport for novices and seasoned veterans alike. Today we’re sharing some must-try spots for your next paddling adventure on the water. Before you start: we’ve curated a definitive […]