Hiking along the Umpqua River

To celebrate National Trails Day and to enjoy the outdoors, I joined up with a bunch of women from my church in Eugene for a day of hiking along the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. Following a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, we stopped for three short hikes to beautiful cascading waterfalls on theContinue reading “Hiking along the Umpqua River”

Climbing into the Canopy in the McKenzie River Valley

Surrounded by a rainbow of green and the scent of fresh spring forest, I hung out with my feet dangling and wide grin on my face. Nothing could ruin my spirits – especially at 100 feet off the ground! Gazing over the tree tops in the HA Andrews’ Experimental Forest while attached to an oldContinue reading “Climbing into the Canopy in the McKenzie River Valley”

A Visit to Tipi Village Resort

Hidden in the trees, down a road less travel, just before a ghost town, a sanctuary of Tipis flourish.The white topped tents standout against the green forested path, yet naturally blend in with the landscape as if they somehow belong. Walking the bark chip paths, with light music floating in the air and the softContinue reading “A Visit to Tipi Village Resort”