Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide

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From the towering volcanic peaks of the Three Sisters Wilderness to the Wild and Scenic Snake River winding through Hells Canyon, from the Timberline Trail around Mount Hood to the gorges of Steens Mountain, this detailed guide takes you to outdoor adventures in both the famous and lesser-known of Oregon's Wilderness Areas. Learn about the natural, human, and geological history of these protected lands; climate; flora and fauna; and ongoing preservation efforts. Whether day-hiking or backpacking, cross-country ...
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Overview

From the towering volcanic peaks of the Three Sisters Wilderness to the Wild and Scenic Snake River winding through Hells Canyon, from the Timberline Trail around Mount Hood to the gorges of Steens Mountain, this detailed guide takes you to outdoor adventures in both the famous and lesser-known of Oregon's Wilderness Areas. Learn about the natural, human, and geological history of these protected lands; climate; flora and fauna; and ongoing preservation efforts. Whether day-hiking or backpacking, cross-country skiing or boating, this book will help you to explore the variety of activities and natural treasures within Oregon's 40 designated Wilderness Areas. Also included are full descriptions of Oregon Cascades Recreation Area and Crater Lake National Park, not official Wilderness Areas but still major Cascade wildlands. In Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide, ecologist, writer, and photographer George Wuerthner brings the state's diverse wildlands together into one comprehensive, pack-along guidebook.
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This bounteous book features 40 wilderness areas that cover 2.3 million acres. Color-coded by region, the text includes maps and photographs of each locale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565794344
  • Publisher: Westcliffe Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Oregon Wilderness Areas Map 8
About Oregon 11
What This Book Covers 12
Climate, Population Distribution, and Land Use 13
Why Establish Wilderness Areas? 15
Wilderness in Oregon 18
Threats to Oregon's Wildlands 23
Exploring the Wilderness 26
Safety Matters 28
How to Use This Guide 30
Coast Range 32
1 Cummins Creek Wilderness 35
2 Drift Creek Wilderness 38
3 Oregon Islands Wilderness 42
4 Rock Creek Wilderness 44
5 Three Arch Rocks Wilderness 47
Klamath Mountains 48
6 Grassy Knob Wilderness 50
7 Kalmiopsis Wilderness 53
8 Red Buttes Wilderness 62
9 Wild Rogue Wilderness 68
Cascade Range 74
10 Badger Creek Wilderness 78
11 Boulder Creek Wilderness 82
12 Bull of the Woods Wilderness 86
13 Crater Lake National Park 91
14 Diamond Peak Wilderness 96
15 Gearhart Mountain Wilderness 101
16 Mark O. Hatfield (Columbia) Wilderness 104
17 Menagerie Wilderness 110
18 Middle Santiam Wilderness 113
19 Mount Hood Wilderness 116
20 Mount Jefferson Wilderness 122
21 Mount Thielsen Wilderness 131
22 Mount Washington Wilderness 135
23 Mountain Lakes Wilderness 139
24 Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic Recreation Area 143
25 Oregon Cascades Recreation Area 149
26 Rogue--Umpqua Divide Wilderness 155
27 Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness 160
28 Sky Lakes Wilderness 165
29 Table Rock Wilderness 170
30 Three Sisters Wilderness 173
31 Waldo Lake Wilderness 183
Blue Mountains 190
32 Black Canyon Wilderness 194
33 Bridge Creek Wilderness 198
34 Eagle Cap Wilderness 201
35 Hells Canyon Wilderness 211
36 Mill Creek Wilderness 222
37 Monument Rock Wilderness 225
38 North Fork John Day Wilderness 230
39 North Fork Umatilla Wilderness 236
40 Strawberry Mountain Wilderness 239
41 Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness 244
Basin and Range 250
42 Steens Mountain Wilderness 255
Appendix A Addresses 264
Appendix B Conservation Organizations 266
Appendix C Oregon Wild Campaign 267
Appendix D Wilderness Facts and Figures 270
Appendix E Recommended Reading 270
Index 273
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