Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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Hiking in a Desert Paradise

May 25th, 2012

Perched on Wildhorse Lake Overlook at the top of Steens Mountain, I found myself wondering why, exactly, I should…

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Sand Lily Lovin’ in Central Oregon

May 22nd, 2012

Spring comes to Central Oregon a bit later than other parts of the state. Our elevation and easterly location in the…

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We are planning a trip to Oregon. We will spend a week on the coast, I believe near Newport. Then we plan to move inland. Which location would be best – Welches or Bend?

Hello! I am not going to make any claims about “better” because I truly love this entire state, but Central…

May 7th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Planing on going to Bend next weekend. Know any good nature places to go to with a nice view?

There are many nature places with great views around here! Some of my favorites are covered in snow at the moment &…

February 17th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Any suggestions on what I should stop and get pics of enroute to LaPine? What is great that direction this time of year?

Smith Rock is stunning, as are Dillon&Benham Falls on the Deschutes. Detour up Century Drive to view the snowy…

February 3rd, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Smiley the ‘Loop Ninja’

Tony Smiley Rocks the House

February 3rd, 2012

It’s going to sound clichd to say so, but you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Tony Smiley play…

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Oregon Dreamer

December 2nd, 2011

As a young man, Don Kerr described himself as a “desert rat.” Raised in Portland, he entered Oregon State…

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The Fabulous North Umpqua

November 22nd, 2011

Oregon amazes me. Just when I think I’ve seen every gorgeous wonder in a lifetime spent in this incredible state,…

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About Author Kim Cooper Findling

Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast and became a Central Oregon girl in the mid-90s, taking in the sunny skies and never looking back (except a few wistful glances at the ocean). She is the editor of “Cascade Journal” and the author of “Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” and “Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.” Catch her around the state sampling microbrews, hiking river trails, revisiting the ocean, taking silly pictures with her iPhone and hanging out with her family.

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