Articles by Dawn Rasmussen

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A Hike to Wauna Point

March 4th, 2008

It’s a tough decision on where to go and what to see in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, or just…

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Salmon River Forest Wonders

January 28th, 2008

Not too far from the base of Mount Hood, just about 40 minutes from Portland, lies a lush rainforest that proves to be…

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Finding The Hidden Treasure of Oregon’s Coast

November 15th, 2007

Oregon’s spectacular coastline is haunted by tales of ghastly shipwrecks, haunted light houses, and tall tales of…

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Finding The Hidden Treasure of Oregon’s Coast

November 15th, 2007

Oregon’s spectacular coastline is haunted by tales of ghastly shipwrecks, haunted light houses, and tall tales of…

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The Perfect Honeymoon- Hiking The Oregon Cascades

September 17th, 2007

Only rabid hikers would consider taking to the trails to celebrate wedded bliss, but that’s what Brad and I did…

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Oregon Hiking Tips: Be A Prepared Hiker

September 7th, 2007

One of the most common mistakes made when venturing into Oregon’s magnificent outdoor wilderness is to venture…

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Huckleberry Fever – and Two Surprises

August 22nd, 2007

Ahh, mid-August. Tis the time to enjoy the bounty of Oregon both in the Willamette Valley and up in the mountains.…

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Oregon Hiking Tips: How To Be A Smart Hiker

August 8th, 2007

One of the things about hiking in Oregon’s rugged areas is that sometimes you can find yourself far away from…

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Glorious Oregon Hikes – Park Meadow Trail in Central Oregon

July 11th, 2007

July is one of Oregon’s most glorious outdoor months when it comes to the mountains in Oregon, and with the 4th…

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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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