Articles by Dawn Rasmussen

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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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Majestic Mount Jefferson and Magical Jefferson Park

August 13th, 2009

Towering 10,497 feet (3,199 m) and second in size to Mt. Hood, lofty Mt. Jefferson adds to the spectacular northern…

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An Oregon Wild Hike: Kentucky Falls

June 24th, 2009

[autoviewer=33,336,448] Earlier this month, I was in Eugene/Springfield for business and made the most of a Friday…

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Central Oregon’s Best Kept Secrets

June 3rd, 2009

[autoviewer=31,448,336] Once in awhile when we are traveling, we are gripped in nostalgia for yesteryear a simpler…

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“Twilight” Tour of the Columbia Gorge

May 8th, 2009

It was a moody afternoon and I was racking my brain trying to figure out what to do with my tween’ Little…

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Exploring Spring Time Hiking In Oregon

April 17th, 2009

[autoviewer=26,448,336] Oregon winters are a lot of fun, with plenty of snow sports activities, but by the time spring…

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Arctic Blast 2008 – A Hike in a Winter Wonderland

January 5th, 2009

“Snow!” the Portland television weather forecasters proclaimed exultantly. I cast a skeptical eye at the…

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A Trek to Bird-Watching Heaven – Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

October 6th, 2008

While the weather still remained amicable, my friend Linda and I decided ditch the hustle and bustle of daily life and…

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A Metolius Retreat

August 25th, 2008

Central Oregon is a top destination for most Oregonians. People living in the Willamette Valley head there to find…

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Eastern Oregon Adventure Part #2: Weathering the Extremes

July 16th, 2008

We left our cool retreat up in the heart of the Blue Mountains with the intent of exploring the last section of Oregon…

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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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