Articles by Dawn Rasmussen

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Sweating It Out At Smith Rock

June 17th, 2010

[autoviewer=50,448,336] Heights scare me. Especially vertical ones. So you won’t ever find me doing rock climbing…

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City Slicker Getaway to Oregon’s High Desert

June 8th, 2010

Memorial Day weekend was almost upon us and the weather forecasters had a glum message for us: Rain, with lower…

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Dry Creek Falls Whets (Wets) the Appetite

May 5th, 2010

With spring time finally hitting Oregon, one of my favorite activities is to hit the hiking trail in search of blooming…

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Pinnacles of Oregon’s Winter Beauty

January 27th, 2010

[autoviewer=48,448,336] One of the great side benefits of my job is that I get to meet a lot of great people. At a…

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Oregon’s Bountiful Wine Harvest

December 8th, 2009

[autoviewer=46,448,336] Every year around Thanksgiving, many Oregonians gather around holiday tables groaning with…

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Where Oregon’s Wild Cascade Mountains Meet The Plains: Badger Creek Wilderness

November 30th, 2009

[autoviewer=45,448,336] Many people think of Oregon in terms of big trees, which we do have. But a large portion of the…

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Oregon’s Strawberry Mountain is Tops!

November 9th, 2009

Oregon’s high east-central plateau is dominated by numerous forested mountain ranges rising above fertile…

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Dawn’s Oregon 150 Challenge: Sisters Folk Festival

September 29th, 2009

Every year, the Sisters Folk Festival takes over this small town beloved by many Oregonians and transforms it into a…

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Dawn’s Oregon 150 Challenge: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

September 2nd, 2009

When reference is made to wide open spaces’, many people think of Texas, which, in its own right, is a big…

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Dawn’s Oregon 150 Challenge: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

August 18th, 2009

Our blogger Dawn recently set out to complete the Oregon 150 Challenge. Follow her along as she explores Oregon and…

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About Author Dawn Rasmussen

Hiking blogger, Pathfinder Writing and Career Services Dawn Rasmussen, President of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, began her career in the hospitality industry at an early age when her mother, a professor, had the summers off and the family traveled extensively around the United States. It was then that her interest in travel and hospitality got started. Dawn’s career has taken her on many adventures since then, including working as an assistant producer at KATU-TV in Portland, touring the inside of a nuclear reactor, being a presenting speaker at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany, recognition from the White House for co-authoring two national cultural tourism itineraries, dining with the culinary elite at the national American Academy of Chefs annual dinner, visiting Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, speaking to homeless and at-risk youth in a hospitality academy through New Avenues for Youth, receiving several top industry awards for her efforts in hospitality, including the Meeting Professionals International (Oregon Chapter) President’s Award. Mentor of the Year Award and the Oregon Governor’s Tourism Achievement Award. Currently, Dawn is very active with many Oregon hospitality industry groups, and spends her free time volunteering or celebrating her love of the outdoors by hiking and exploring Oregon’s wonders.

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