Archive | May, 2013

Hiking far from Home

  Hiking, Biking and Climbing in Places Far From Home by Pat Wray   I tend to write most often about hunting, fishing and related issues, but I actually spend the majority of my outdoor recreation time hiking or biking.  Several times a week I hike in McDonald Forest, in the Cascades or somewhere along […]

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Hiking the Pueblos

I’m heading out in a couple of weeks to hike the high desert trail across the Pueblo Mountains in SE Oregon.  I’ll stay at the Fields Motel before and after the hike, which I expect to take three days.  Haven’t decided which direction to go…probably will depend on the easiest way to get a return […]

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Going clamming on Memorial Day Weekend

I’m heading out to Waldport today to spend a few days with friends while we chase clams in Newport Bay.  Looks like four great tides.  Hoping to get a bunch of gapers and maybe some razors as well.  Not too many chukars in the area but you take what you can get. Pat  

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How to see wildlife

How to See Wild Animals ©2012 by Pat Wray Bill Barker’s nice October 4 column about stalking wild game made me think about the first step in the process—that of seeing animals to begin with. Most people don’t realize that the activity we refer to as ‘seeing’ an animal is actually a two-stage process. Looking […]

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