"Okay, so it’s not Jackson Hole and it does look like a molehill compared to the ring of mountains around it. But it still has black diamond faces, a little back-country and sick drops. The view from the top is a stunning 360 of jagged peaks and frozen lakes."
Mt. Hood Territory
In Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, outside is in all year long. It’s the Oregon of your dreams: replete with clear rushing waters, lush forests and rolling fields. This multi-sport destination is fully endowed with world-class pleasures for every level and style of outdoor adventure. Local outfitters can help you climb Mt. Hood, dip into whitewater, or cast into trout pools and salmon runs. The Clackamas and Sandy rivers, amidst gentle stretches, burst with III and IV class rapids.
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Nehalem Bay State Park
About 15 minutes south of shorties, this is a full-hookup kind of place with endlessly hot, steamy showers and privacy for your quiver made by weather-dwarfed conifers. Just over the dune from the campground is a long sandy beach extending about a mile and a half north to the rocky base of Neahkanie Mountain and almost equally as far to the jetty at Nehalem Bay. Get up early to beat the seagulls to whole sand dollars and starfish. El Nino brings us slightly warmer water temperatures, so dipping toes in the surf is more comfortable than many summer days when the water is icy.The park also has a 1.75 mile paved bike loop, which is cool to find if the beach is blown out. You only half to walk about half a mile to get to the bay.The beach of Nehalem Bay is sheltered from wind and a super place for a picnic or driftwood fort building. Watch for Blue Heron, elk and coyotes.
Travel Columbia County
Northwest Pedal and Paddle Adventure Weekend
Pedal, Paddle and rejuvenate in Portland’s nearest escape. Explore the wilds of Columbia County from the Scappoose Creek Inn. Your all-inclusive getaway includes three nights with breakfast every morning at the inn, dinner for two at Mark’s on the Channel, bike rental, a GPS and a sack lunch for a day of geocaching, and a three-hour guided wetlands kayak tour at Scappoose Bay. Cozy in for the night with a fruit & cheese platter and a bottle of wine courtesy of your hosts.