Articles by Allison Miles

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What are the ultimate Oregon half-day, full-day and overnight backcountry hikes?

I definitely have some suggestions. Here are some of my favorite half-day, full-day and overnight backpacking hikes: Half-Day Hikes Tumalo Mountain(Bend, Central Oregon):Tumalo is about 4-miles round-trip. The trail up Tumalo starts from…

July 26th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Where should we hike and mountain bike — and avoid crowds?

It sounds like you have quite the adventure planned! That is so exciting. Irecommend checking out Summer Lake Hot Springs. It’s a little out of the way about twohours southeast of Bend but I find it less crowded, beautiful, and…

June 9th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Where should we have our backpacking and fly fishing anniversary getaway?

Backpacking and fly fishing sounds like a great way to celebrate your anniversary! My first recommendation would be the Rogue River. There’s a trail that follows along the river for 40+ miles, with camping areas and even lodging you can…

April 12th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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What are your favorite Oregon winter adventures?

During winter, there are tons of activities you can do, from skiing or snowboarding, to snowshoeing, hiking and soaking in hot springs! You can camp in the national forests or wilderness areas, or there are some campgrounds open too, depending on…

January 30th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Are most mountainous areas in Oregon, particularly the Cascades, free of snow in June?

That’s a great question. Depending on the amount of snow we get this winter and how warm the spring is, much of the Oregon Cascades can still be under snow in June. It’s the time of year, however, when trails do start to open up and…

January 16th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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With only three days to visit, should we ski Mt. Bachelor or Mt. Hood?

It sounds like you already have an idea of some of the best things to do in Oregon (skiing!), and you really can’t go wrong with either option, but I can offer some more details that might help you decide. March tends to be the best month for…

November 7th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Three Days in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

October 23rd, 2016

It’s safe to say we were here to explore, to savor each moment and to celebrate the freedom of the wilderness. We…

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Pup in Tow on the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

August 10th, 2016

Whirring bicycle wheels and the steady gnawing of puppy teeth against a rawhide bone merge into a peaceful rhythm as I…

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About Author Allison Miles

Allison Miles feels at home with dirt between her toes, snowflakes in her eyes and sweat dripping off her chin. She tests her limits while exploring Oregon's wild and beautiful secrets, taking on crumbly volcanic peaks, remote trails and less-traveled ski lines.

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