Synopses & Reviews
Discover hikes in each of Oregon’s Seven Wonders
Oregon Coast: 363 miles of rugged, breathtaking coastline. Columbia River Gorge: a waterfall wonderland lining the Northwest’s largest river where it cuts through the Cascade Range. Mount Hood: Oregon’s majestic mountain landmark. Painted Hills: geologically unique high-desert hills banded with color. Smith Rock: a rock climber’s mecca. Crater Lake: a volcanic crater that holds the deepest lake in the U.S. The Wallowas: a granite mountain range known as the "Alps of Oregon."
It’s impossible to imagine limiting Oregon’s natural wonders to only seven spots, but these seven serve as a great starting point. And each one of them offers outstanding hiking, camping, and backpacking opportunities!
About the Author
Lisa Holmes is a graphic designer by trade and a hiking fanatic by accident. It is the combination of these two loves of hers that has enabled her to become a hiking book author as well. Using the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree she earned at the Kansas City Art Institute, she has spent more than 25 years designing a successful career. But her life changed when she moved to Portland in 2007 and became obsessed with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscape. She has since spent much of her time hiking the trails of Oregon and Washington and taking photographs of everything she has encountered. Combining her photos, her map and book design skills, and her desire to share her journey with others led her to the new career of creating books about the landscape she loves. In 2014, she began writing and designing a series of books to help others get out and discover the beauties of the Northwest landscape. I Heart Oregon (& Washington): 25 of the Portland Area’s Best Hikes was the first in the series. And now I’m thrilled to introduce my second book, which features hike descriptions from each of Oregon’s Seven Wonders. Traveling and experiencing each of these amazing landscapes has been one of the most stimulating and satisfying endeavors she has ever undertaken.