Articles by Cari Soong

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Where are the best moderately difficult mountain biking trails in Oregon?

Thanks for the question! One person’s definition of “moderate” can vary greatly than the next person’s. I would say that a good number of the trails in Oregon are moderate. I would recommend rideoregonride.com as a resource…

April 26th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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What are some easy, dog-friendly trail hikes?

Mt. Pisgah in Eugene is a great place to take dogs and go hiking. For an easier hike, look for the arboretum trails. If the weather is right there are some creeks in the parking area that a dog could play in. Tryon Creek Trail near Portland is dog…

March 28th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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What are the top 20 hikes in Oregon?

This is a tough question because there are so many “top” hikes. I decided to answer this with the 20 best hikes based on what they are best for. Check out this story to see my Top 20 Oregon Hikes. Happy…

February 28th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Snowshoeing Around the Cascades

February 20th, 2013

Editor’s note: Cari Soong is an Oregon outdoor adventure expert. Have a question about hiking, cycling or…

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Where can I get information on backpacking and camping at Waldo Lake?

Thanks for the question! Waldo Lake is a true Oregon gem. The Willamette National Forest does an excellent job…

February 19th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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A Beginner’s GeoTour

January 14th, 2013

Editor’s note: Our Ask Oregon ambassador Cari Soong recently explored the new Eugene, Cascades & Coast…

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What are the best places for easy trail hikes that are not too close to the city?

Thanks for the great question. I am the Ask Oregon expert on outdoor recreation and the Assistant Manager of the…

December 10th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author Cari Soong

Cari Soong is the Assistant Manager of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center in Springfield, Oregon. When she isn't sending visitors out on adventures throughout the region, she is pursuing her passion for outdoor recreation. From bicycling and hiking to snowboarding, she is always in search of the next epic excursion. She has called Oregon home since 2004 and thrives on finding new favorites around the state. She's always eager to share her expert advice and help others plan their trips.

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