Walking Portland

Secrets of Writing a Guidebook, Revealed

Those of us who write guidebooks for a living like to make a big deal about how it's totally a real job and we're not just getting paid to bum around checking out cool stuff on some fat company's dime. It's work, you guys! We...

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Walking Portland

Reasons Why You Should Walk Through Portland

Becky Ohlsen, author of Walking Portland, is one of our prolific writers. She is constantly out hiking and researching and writing books for us. So it was nice for Becky to slow down just a bit and amble through the streets of Portland, observing all its...

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Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

Looking Back on Week at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

We're back from another exciting week of Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, appropriately named because there was a fresh blanket of snow covering Blue Bear outside the Colorado Convention Center when we arrived. As we landed and picked up our badges and started rebuilding the booth, it...

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Walkabout Northern California: Hiking Inn to Inn, Tom Courtney

The Joys of a Multi-Day Hike From Inn to Inn

There is a surge of popularity for hiking from inn-to-inn in Europe, and the same is true in California. Adventurers hike trails connecting coastal villages along the wild Pacific. They trek through the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, along the serene beaches of Southern California, and...

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Why You Need to Visit Yosemite in Winter

December is actually an ideal month to spend time exploring Yosemite National Park. The crowds and mosquitoes have vanished, the weather is still not too snowy for adventures, and you get to experience the park in all its winter splendor. It's a time of solitude....

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Things to do Instead of Hiking in Trinity Alps This Winter

The Trinity Alps region is a beautiful place for winter recreation, a destination for hikers, cross-country skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers. Except for this year. In the summer of 2018, while our new edition of Trinity Alps & Vicinity by Mike White was in production, sparks from the rim of a...

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