Meet Grant McOmie. Grant lived in Oregon for a long time before he realized he hadn’t seen enough of it. So he asked his fellow Oregonians for recommendations on where to go and what to see. He liked where he went and what he saw so much he decided to share what he found. We liked how he shared what he saw, so we asked him if we could share what he found here.
Grant’s Latest Getaway Rolling Through History: Banks-Vernonia State Trail
I’m a big believer in exploring Oregon’s back roads and learning something new about my home state at the same time. There are many ways to explore Oregon’s back roads and byways and a growing favorite way to see the sights and hear the sounds…
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I think I know much about Oregon’s varied wildlife species, but I have to admit, when it comes to the names we give collections of wildlife I am often stumped. Did you know that many deer are called a herd, but they can also be called…
The best adventures are the ones that entice and intrigue you down the trail the ones that promise yet unseen rewards, perhaps a treasure for your efforts. It’s a different sort of field hunting that relies on a keen canine sense of smell …
I love travel across Oregon in winter for one particular reason: the unexpected treats that come when waterfowl put on quite a show. Waterfowl are distinct, colorful and just the most in-your-face animals that are around us and the number you…
When you’re lucky enough to go fishing with a good friend who knows the water well, you’re sure to learn something new. That’s especially true when the Columbia River is under your keel to carry you toward new adventure. Steve Fick first…
Shortcuts are meant to get you where you’re going a whole lot faster, but there are some Oregon back roads where you want to put on the brakes, catch your breath and savor a sweet treat. This week, we take a break at a place that is centered…
About Grant McOmie
Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest broadcast journalist, teacher and author who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest. A fifth generation Oregon native, Grant’s roots run deepest in the central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond where his family continues to live.
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Dig for fossils in the John Day Basin, fight a steelhead on the Deschutes River, or test your lava-tube spelunking skills at the Newberry Volcanic National Monument. These family friendly activities include hints on the best time of year to go and what to know before you head out.