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Local hiker Dan Henry’s guide to the best trails near Eugene

If you’re craving an afternoon away from the stress of finals, it may be time to take a hike. According to a 2012 study by Plos.org, hiking can boost your creativity and ability to focus on a task. This is good news for students seeking a pre-finals outdoor adventure. For …

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Arts & CultureOutdoor

Where to find the best scenic views in Eugene and Springfield

At this time of year many college students are haunting libraries with their noses in books, studying for midterms and stressing over papers. While the academics are important, it can also be refreshing to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Here is a quick guide to …

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Video: Day Trip! – Willamette Forests

Head to the rugged foothills of the Cascades. The national forests surrounding the upper reaches of the Willamette River feature hot springs, waterfalls, and lakeside alpine meadows.

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Real Oregonians go camping, so here’s a list of the best places to pitch a tent in the Beaver State

It’s finally that time of the year. You know, when the sun is out for more than two or three days at a time and it’s not exceedingly cold at night. Sure, it’s not going to be consistently warm until mid-July and there’s always a chance of rain — you’re …

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A local’s guide for hiking the hills and trails near campus

Everyone who lives in Eugene, or who has been lucky enough to experience it on one of its drier days, knows that the city can be an outdoor-lover’s playground.

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Spencer Butte provides good outdoor recreation for all ages

If you’re in the mood to move, or just enjoy Eugene’s sunny season, Spencer Butte is a great hike for people of all ages and capabilities.

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Hiking around Eugene

Rain and snow have assaulted Eugene this winter, but now — finally — spring approaches, promising clear skies and sunny days. In anticipation of this return of the sun comes the promised use of the best hiking spots around Eugene. From the superb vista of Spencer Butte to the gorgeous gardens of …

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Go climb a mountain: Camping and hiking opportunities this spring break

Whether you’re from Oregon or just staying here over spring break, there are many great hiking and camping spots all around the state. From day trip adventures to week-long camping trips, Oregon has it all. A great place to start, if you’re looking for a great day trip, is Cascade …

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Video: Hiking Spencer Butte

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8sgWBAYugc&hl=en&fs=1]   University of Oregon students and Eugene residents take a trek up one of Eugene’s most popular and scenic hiking trails.

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