Oregon. It's hot, it's cold, it's wet, it's dry, it's summer. We've been cruising around west Oregon these past few days. After a nice visit in Eugene to the Oregon Country Fair, we headed to the coast and over to Tillamook. At the Tillamook Forest Center, we talked to visitors in the deep, lush coastal mountains. This area, once the site of massive fires in the 1930's, is now the largest reforestation project in Oregon, and it's beautiful! Next, we drove to Portland to talk with Americorps trail workers for the Forest Park Conservancy. Forest Park is an awesome urban park right near downtown Portland. It provides 5,000 acres of woodsy solitude and miles of trails for hiking, jogging, and biking to all who are fortunate enough to meander into this forest.
Oh yeah, guess what. We got to go to another Arrow Corps 5 event with the Boy Scouts last Satruday. This one was in the smoky Mt. Shasta area in northern California near the towns of Mcloud and Mt. Shasta. About 600 scouts gathered together to do some much appreciated trail work in the Shasta-Trinity national forest. We had a great day presenting and hanging out with all the scouts. Big thanks to Howard, Jim, and our new buddies and guest lecturers, Vern and Frank. We'll see you guys in Jackson.