|There are many hiking guidebooks available for
Oregon, but there is only one Backpacking
Oregon. This guide is the only book available that details
the best backpacking trips in the Beaver State. These trips, which last
from 3 days to 2 weeks, offer geographic diversity, beautiful scenery,
and a short getaway from the routines of daily life.
The book focuses on the best places for backpackers to see Oregon.
After many years and thousands of trail miles, author Doug Lorain has
picked what he believes to be the very best backpacking trips. The
trips are generally more than a simple weekend outing, but they are all
terrific vacations and each gives you enough time to really enjoy the
scenery. Better yet, they offer every hiker the chance to really get to
know, and love, Oregon.
Besides the 27 trip descriptions with 34 maps, Lorain also rates, for
every trip, scenery, crowds, difficulty, mileage, elevation gain, days
on the trail, shuttle distance, and any special attractions or
problems. This is an in-depth guide based on years of experience.
Author Doug Lorain is a resident of Portland and is, to put it mildly,
obsessed with backpacking. He may well be the Pacific Northwest's most
prolific hiker, and Backpacking
Oregon is the culmination of years of travel.
by Douglas Lorain.
for the Backcountry
by Jeff Renner.