Hi, I’m Lisa “Deepdive” Holmes, a guidebook author & graphic designer.
I post trip reports and info about gear, skills, and backpacking food.
The outdoor gear industry is ever-evolving, often with new models and high-tech and/or lighter weight options coming out on a regular basis. This list includes smaller cottage industry companies with innovative gear, larger companies with a wide range of products, and local outdoor retailers in Portland, Oregon.
It’s impossible to imagine limiting Oregon’s natural wonders to only seven spots, but these seven serve as a great starting point. And each one of them offers outstanding hiking, camping, and backpacking opportunities! Discover hikes at the Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, Smith Rock, Crater Lake, and the Wallowas.
Whether you consider yourself a beginning backpacker, or it’s been awhile since your last trip and you want to brush up on your skills, this book will help you plan a trip, learn about gear options, and provide tips for your time on the trail and at camp.