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 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oregon Dunes 12-5-17 to 12-7-17

Posted: December 13th, 2017, 4:56 pm 

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... on the Oregon Dunes. I did a number of short hikes, both in state parks and the Oregon Dunes ... Area in 1972. There’s a short nature loop, and then you can head out into the widest ... Lagoon Trail, an interpretive loop around an oxbow lake, formerly a loop in the Siltcoos River ...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: wintery Plan C: Lacamas Park

Posted: December 13th, 2016, 8:55 pm 

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... been able to sneak in saturday am before the closure. Damn. Plan B was Oxbow Park. There were a bunch of downed limbs along the way, but I made ... to explore, so I might go back the next time I need a good rainy-day hike.

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Rejuvenation in Paradise (Park) - 2016/10/22

Posted: October 23rd, 2016, 4:32 pm 

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Just shy of 9" of rain so far in October, out here near Oxbow Park, I was in desperate need of some Sun & some Neige Nouveau Snow level on hood was about 5600' so the hike consisted of about 1.5 miles of hiking in 3 - 4" of snow followed by 3 snow ...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oxbow - Sandy River 12/10/2015 - Don't Overlook this Jewel!

Posted: December 11th, 2015, 5:39 am 

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... known at the time there was just a short spur up to the top, Here is a loop from the Equestrian Trailhead at the top, you can park on the side of ... in great condition and allows you to do a bigger loop from the top. Oxbow.jpg

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oxbow - Sandy River 12/10/2015 - Don't Overlook this Jewel!

Posted: December 11th, 2015, 12:43 am 

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Another thing to note here is that there is some very nice old growth in the park. You can follow their map to an area where they say there's old growth (I'm still not sure what they are trying to feature there), but instead just take that trail just south of the south edge of the campground and hea...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oxbow - Sandy River 12/10/2015 - Don't Overlook this Jewel!

Posted: December 11th, 2015, 12:34 am 

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I surprisingly got 9 miles there last spring. I just looked at the map and realized that we basically did the whole park, but had I known at the time there was just a short spur up to the top, I'd have done that bit on the same trip and called it done. Now I might have to go back and see if I can't ...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oxbow - Sandy River 12/10/2015 - Don't Overlook this Jewel!

Posted: December 10th, 2015, 6:58 pm 

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Thank you, Guy - that is interesting! And got me to thinking about Mt Hood and the Zigzag Canyon hike I took this summer - Zigzag Glacier is the head water for the Zigzag River - a tributary of the Sandy River (the main Sandy River head water off of Reid Glacier)! mthood4doc.jpg ...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oxbow - Sandy River 12/10/2015 - Don't Overlook this Jewel!

Posted: December 10th, 2015, 6:39 pm 

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We live within walking distance of Oxbow's "Back Door Entrance" and normally reserve this for weekends when the weather is too bad to drive anywhere. (The back door is always open :) ) I must confess that I hadn't realized that it ...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Oxbow - Sandy River 12/10/2015 - Don't Overlook this Jewel!

Posted: December 10th, 2015, 6:16 pm 

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... the woods!! And then I remembered one of my favorite childhood areas - Oxbow Park!! Even though there had been a minor slide on Oxbow Parkway a ... little walk along the Sandy was as fulfilling as practically any other hike I've been on in the past few years - it was beautiful there this morning ...

 Forum: Trip Reports   Topic: Calapooia River to Talking Waters

Posted: April 8th, 2015, 4:31 pm 

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... of tall Douglas-firs with an understory of snowberry, hazel, etc. The path squeezes between the river and a former channel now represented by two oxbow lakes which once served as mill ponds for Simpson Lumber. Red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum), Simpson Park, Albany.jpg Black twinberry (Lonicera ...
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