Forest Service reminder: Central Cascades Wilderness permits for day use to open this weekend
The Central Cascade Wilderness Permit System opens this Sunday. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests want to remind the public that the reservation system for day use permits for the Central Cascade Wilderness Permit System will open on Sunday.
Beginning Sunday, June 5 at 7 a.m., the reservation period for 10-day advance day use permits will open on Recreation.gov for the permit system. The Central Cascades Wilderness permit season begins on June 15 and ends on October 15 annually.
Beginning June 13 at 7 a.m., the reservation period for two-day advance day use permits will open on Recreation.gov for the permit system.
Day-use permits will continue to be available in 10-day and two-day…
For these interns, working in Oregon wilderness pays in money and breathtaking views
The Siskiyou Mountain Club works in the remote wilderness of Southern Oregon. Find out more about the club and its interns here.
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“How hard could this be?” Tiffani Aryes wondered when she read the description for a summer internship on a trail crew in the remote wilderness of Southwestern Oregon.
Having hiked trails before, she imagined the work being as basic as “throwing a stick aside on a trail and hiking on.”
The internship, offered by the non-profit Siskiyou Mountain Club, was paid, and Aryes needed to earn…
Eagle Capture On Hosmer Lake
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Packrafting in the Wallowa Mountains in NE Oregon
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