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Summer’s around the bend and before you know it you’ll be pulling out those swim duds. But why wait to get wet? Whether you need water wings or water yoga, these warm-liquid locales offer a full menu of pool-time pleasures. Ella Redkey: This geo-thermally heated outdoor swimming pool located in
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As spring approaches, trails all across Southern Oregon open up for the year. It’s time to strap on the hiking boots and head out to Collings Mountain Trail in Applegate. The nearly seven mile trail when hiked to the end and back offers picturesque views of Applegate Lake. The trail
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Tumbling down the rabbit hole with Alice or observing our nation’s fascinating train history, tunnels have an undeniable intriguing allure. Whether seeking a special Valentines hike or simply a new trail to try, these hikes that include tunnels will not disappoint. Of course, use caution around tunnels, as trains are
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Want to jumpstart the new year with a brisk, breath-taking “polar plunge”? We’ve got you covered like a warm blanket with a few suggestions to answer how, where and why.
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One of the fondest Christmas memories anyone can create is hunting for one’s own Christmas tree. For some families they find their tree within the first couple minutes and then spend the rest of the day sledding, having a spirited snowball fight, and drinking hot chocolate. For others, hunting for
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There is little more invigorating to the soul’s poetry than a hike through a colorful autumn forest on a crisp day, and Oregon trails are quite showy. Grab your coat, boots and water to enjoy nature’s palette on these local trails. Natural Bridge: A popular scenic viewpoint just north of
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Fall is upon us once again. The days grow shorter, the evenings and mornings cooler, and the trees paint the world around us in their brilliant shades of orange, yellow and rusty red, and the salmon make their annual return to our waters. The Bear Creek Fall Festival will be
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It seems a bit paradoxical, but sometimes you need to drive to walk. Three favorite hikes that are worth the gas money. Castle Crags: About an hour and a half drive from Ashland, this California state park is worth it for a beautiful day of climbing or a summer camping
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While summer means lounging by the pool for some, for others it means just the opposite: Getting out there and going with kayaking. The first and perhaps the most obvious choice is the Rogue River. With several places to rent a kayak or raft in the surrounding area, the 35
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The mountains just south of the California border feature rocky peaks towering over clear glacial lakes, along with broad vistas of ridges and valleys. Now’s the time to hike the trails, absorb the beauty, and take a leisurely swim in those cool, clear lakes. I’ve been hiking these trails for
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