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In this update of the 1999 edition, the author of 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon shares his enthusiasm (tempered with realism), itinerary options, and specific tips for backpacking in the wild areas of his home state. The portable guidebook includes an overview map, area maps, photos, and a summary chart of featured trips rated for such factors as best season, scenery, difficulty, solitude, and length in days/miles. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In Oregon, backpackers can hike wild beaches, enjoy colorful desert canyonlands, walk amid stunning granite peaks, relax in wildflower meadows, and circle glacier-clad mountains. Award-winning guidebook author and longtime Oregon resident Douglas Lorain details 30 spectacular backpacking trips in Backpacking Oregon. Lasting from three days to two weeks, these carefully crafted itineraries offer geographic diversity, beautiful scenery, and reasonable daily mileage goals. This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers will need to access the Oregon backcountry, including the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, High Cascades, Hells Canyon, and the Klamath, Siskiyou, Blue, and Wallowa mountains. A detailed trail map and photographs accompany each trip.

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Jana Thomas, July 11, 2008 (view all comments by Jana Thomas)
We tried only one hike from this book (the Oregon coast hike from Bandon to Port Orford) and the maps and descriptions were so far off as to be fraudulent. Guidebooks are always out of date, that comes with the territory - but the camp spaces he mentions don't exist, and the descriptions of how to find trailheads were painfully lacking. Also, almost the entirety of the first two days were spent hiking along areas marked off for Snowy Plovers, which meant we couldn't legally access fresh water or rest areas.

Besides the inaccuracies, his poor writing made almost every segment of the trail confusing and led to constant backtracking. Most writers stick to a clear, linear style - maybe with some useful hints thrown in there, which would have been nice - but his weird non-chronological writing and unclear summaries were worse than useless.

Also, for the record, if anyone finds the "second" trailhead after some mysterious *ing "pond and small cove south of Floras Lake" I will throw you a party.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780899974415
Author:
Lorain, Douglas
Publisher:
Wilderness Press
Author:
Lorain, Doug
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Backpacking
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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In Oregon, backpackers can hike wild beaches, enjoy colorful desert canyonlands, walk amid stunning granite peaks, relax in wildflower meadows, and circle glacier-clad mountains. Award-winning guidebook author and longtime Oregon resident Douglas Lorain details 30 spectacular backpacking trips in Backpacking Oregon. Lasting from three days to two weeks, these carefully crafted itineraries offer geographic diversity, beautiful scenery, and reasonable daily mileage goals. This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers will need to access the Oregon backcountry, including the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, High Cascades, Hells Canyon, and the Klamath, Siskiyou, Blue, and Wallowa mountains. A detailed trail map and photographs accompany each trip.
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