Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide Guide Book

by George Wuerthner (Westcliffe Publishers)
Oregonand39;s Wilderness Areas The Complete Guide  by George Wuerthner

304pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1565794346

Oregon is home to the deepest lake and some of the highest mountains in the United States. It has nearly 300 miles of coastline and more than 40,000 square miles of forest. Much of that land is designated wilderness. Oregon currently has 40 seperate wilderness areas covering over 2.3 million acres. From the towering volcanic peaks of the Tree Sisters Wilderness to the wild and scenic Snake River winding through Hell's Canyon, from the Timberline Trail around Mount Hood to the gorges of Steens Mountain, George Wuerthner takes you through each of these areas in this full-color guidebook. Color-coded by region, each entry includes a map and photograph of the area, its elevation, location, relevant topographical maps, and several suggested backcountry trips.

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Trails from the "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide" Guide Book
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... Preview: This 24,000-acre wilderness, just east of OR 35 south of Hood River, provides outstanding views of its nationally famous neighbor, Mount Hood. But it’s not just Hood that is visible from the aptly nam ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Portland, OR - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.25
... Preview: The black canyon wilderness features an intact stream drainage and heavily forested uplands of the Ochoco Mountains. The main drainage, Black Canyon Creek, flows off of volcanic plateaus exceeding 6,0 ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Prineville, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Boulder creek is a tributary of the legendary North Umpqua River, a famous steelhead and salmon stream. The North Umpqua borders the wilderness for several miles. Boulder Creek itself is a critical sp ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: Despite being one of the smallest wilderness areas in Oregon, Bridge Creek Wilderness has abundant opportunities for challenging, trailless exploration. If you want to get away from the crowds, this i ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Prineville, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Bull of the woods wilderness lies on the western slope of the Cascades, receiving the brunt of winter storms that drop more than 100 inches of precipitation here annually. Despite the heavy winter rai ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 29.9
... Preview: Crater lake is one of the crown jewels of the Oregon Cascades. The lake is 1,932 feet in depth, making it the deepest in the United States and the seventh deepest in the world. No one who looks upon t ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Klamath Falls, OR - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: Overhung with mossy bigleaf maple and bordered by giant Sitka spruce, Cummins Creek and Bob Creek represent two of the few undisturbed coastal drainages protected by wilderness designation. Both are V ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Yachats, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: An 8,744-foot cascade volcano, Diamond Peak dominates this wilderness, although four other mountains here rise above 7,000 feet. The peak is surrounded by several sizable glacial lakes like Crescent, ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Bend, OR - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 40.8
... Preview: Since first hiking the wilderness some 18 years ago, I have had a love affair with the Drift Creek Wilderness. I’ve returned over and over to hike among forest giants and to sit by the stream contempl ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Waldport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: The eagle cap wilderness is Oregon’s answer to the Rockies. In many ways, it has more in common with Idaho wilderness areas like the Sawtooth or Frank Church River of No Return than it does with other ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
La Grande, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 71.9
... Preview: This is one of those isolated wildlands so far off the beaten track that few ever visit it. The area features lovely, open forests interspersed with occasional meadows. As one of the higher summits in ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Bly, OR - Backpacking,Climbing,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: Despite its name, Grassy Knob Wilderness is heavily forested. But a small, rocky outcrop at the summit of a former lookout site—2,342-foot Grassy Knob—does afford a relatively unobstructed view of the ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Port Orford, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Spanning the oregon-idaho border along the Snake River for 70 miles, the sizable Hells Canyon Wilderness is itself part of the larger 652,488-acre Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA), establ ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Baker City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: If I were forced to designate my favorite wildlands in Oregon, the Kalmiopsis would easily rank up among the top two or three. There is just no other part of the state that possesses such lovely river ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Brookings, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 53.8
... Preview: This wilderness protects the higher reaches of the 80-mile-long, more than 4,000-foot-deep Columbia River Gorge. This chasm is unique in cutting through the entire Cascade Range—most rivers start at t ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: One of the smallest designated wilderness areas in Oregon, Menagerie Wilderness was created by the 1984 Wilderness Act. A series of rocky spires and pinnacles, particularly Rooster Rock, attract climb ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Sweet Home, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The seldom-visited Middle Santiam Wilderness, created by the 1984 Oregon Wilderness Act, protects one of the few large remaining stands of ancient forest in the heavily logged western Cascades. Trees ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.8
... Preview: Carved with deep canyons and home to odd, pinnacle-like rock formations, the Mill Creek Wilderness is the largest of three designated wildernesses in the Ochoco National Forest created by the 1984 Ore ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Prineville, OR - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: The 19,620-acre monument rock wilderness anchors the southeastern edge of the Blue Mountains and the easternmost portion of the Strawberry Mountains. It takes in the headwaters of the Little Malheur R ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Prarie City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.7
... Preview: Given its overall majestic appearance, combined with good year-round access from Portland, Oregon’s largest city, it’s not surprising that this is one of the most popular wilderness areas in Oregon. T ... From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Portland, OR - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 50.8