Articles by Lisa Holmes

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Hit the Trails at Oregon’s Seven Wonders

June 22nd, 2016

You can see every one of Oregon's Seven Wonders from your car or standing at a designated viewpoint. But to really…

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Exploring Oregon’s Wonders: Painted Hills, Sheep Rock and Blue Basin

June 1st, 2015

In spite of my intrepid drive to experience the diverse and incredible landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, the Painted…

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Camping on the Oregon Coast: Brookings

July 31st, 2014

When the weather forecast began calling for nearly constant rain with temperatures in the low 50s, we felt it would be…

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I Heart Hiking in Oregon: 4 Favorite Hikes

July 8th, 2014

Until I moved to Oregon from the Midwest seven years ago, I had never hiked. Having grown up with virtually no trails…

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About Author Lisa Holmes

Lisa D. Holmes is a graphic designer by trade and a hiking fanatic by accident. Her life changed when she moved to Oregon in 2007 and became obsessed with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She has since spent much of her time hiking the trails of Oregon and Washington and taking photographs of everything she encounters. Combining her photos, map and book design skills and desire to share her journey with others has led to her first hiking book: I Heart Oregon (& Washington): 25 of the Portland Area's Best Hikes and I Heart Oregon’s Seven Wonders: Hikes at the Oregon Coast, Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Smith Rock, Painted Hills, Crater Lake and the Wallowas. Follow her adventures at

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