Explore! The eMagazine for Adventure and Exploration

1. Island Lake, Dee Lake and...

Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree are all located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness on the Rogue River National Forest in the Cascade Mountains of South Central Oregon. The general area is known as the Blue Canyon Basin.  I hiked in with...

2. Backpack Review: Osprey A...

Introduction The Chief Scout and I recently got new backpacks. The Chief Scout is quite small, so even the women’s version of this pack, the Osprey Aura AG™ 65, would not fit her properly.  The owner of our local outdoor store, The...

3. Lightning Safety

Hazards of Lightning At 11:30am on June 28, 2015 lightning began striking Mt. Bierstadt  in the Mount Evans Wilderness of Pike National Forest.  Eight people were injured and three were hospitalized, a dog died.  They were 500 feet below...

4. Orienteering: a Run (or W...

First, let’s define orienteering. There are lots of orienteering definitions, but let me offer my own simplified version: Orienteering is a walk or run that may be competitive and requires participants to read a map and use a...
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Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree

Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree
Island Lake, Dee Lake and the Waldo Tree are all located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness on the Rogue River National Forest in the Cascade Mountains of South Central Oregon. The general area is known as...

Backpack Review: Osprey Atmos AG 65

Backpack Review: Osprey Atmos AG 65
Introduction The Chief Scout and I recently got new backpacks. The Chief Scout is quite small, so even the women’s version of this pack, the Osprey Aura AG™ 65, would not fit her properly....

Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety
Hazards of Lightning At 11:30am on June 28, 2015 lightning began striking Mt. Bierstadt  in the Mount Evans Wilderness of Pike National Forest.  Eight people were injured and three were...

Orienteering: a Run (or Walk) in the Countryside

Orienteering: a Run (or Walk) in the Countryside
First, let’s define orienteering. There are lots of orienteering definitions, but let me offer my own simplified version: Orienteering is a walk or run that may be competitive and requires...

Climbing Hogback – Klamath Falls, Oregon, US...

Climbing Hogback – Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
When people in Klamath Falls, Oregon want to take a scenic and invigorating hike they don’t have far to go.  Hogback Mountain looms over the city’s east side and offers a lot of exercise...

Billie Swamp Safari

Billie Swamp Safari
Billie Swamp Safari is named after Kissimmee Billie a Seminole woman who stood up to the soldiers during the Seminole wars to enable her clan to escape from them. The Safari is located near...

Feet and Footwear

Feet and Footwear
A lot of exploration can be done in a car, on horseback or even in a wheelchair, but if you want access to the most remote places, your feet will provide the best transportation.  I’m not a...
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