I’ve been on the road for the past two weeks — running family members back and forth across the Beaver State, from Bandon to Crater Lake — Florence to Sisters. I’ll be traveling to Steens and some Cascade high lakes over the next couple weeks.
All these sites are great, and I’ve done a lot of great things in Oregon so far, but what are the top ten — the Oregon Outdoors greatest hits? How many have I nailed so far, how many are left? I’m making a top ten list below and taking suggestions/replacements:
1. Summit Mt. Hood
2. Float the wild and scenic Rogue River
3. Backpack the Oregon section of PCT
4. Snowshoe the Crater Lake loop
5. Catch a wild steelhead
6. Catch an Oregon chinook
7. Float the Deschutes
8. Bag a Coastal Elk
9. Hike Hells Canyon
10. Catch a Columbia River Sturgeon
Lots of stuff didn’t make the list, but might have. I haven’t spent much time in Eastern Oregon, but the Grand Ronde River and the Wallowas are calling. Also, what about climbing in the Sisters Wilderness? Or the Siskiyous? Leave me some comments on what should and shouldn’t be on this top ten.