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Articles by Ron Smith

What You’ll See at Houston Control

I was planning a vacation to Houston, Texas. I knew it wasn’t going to be the outdoor adventure I was used to, but I excitedly got online to see what the big city of [...]

September 1, 2017

Accidental Discovery #OptOutside

Once upon a time, Oregon had a booming mining industry. In learning about Oregon’s history, you read about towns and settlements that were once bustling centers of [...]

June 1, 2017

Return to Tokatee

One of my life’s joys is finding waterfalls. I am blessed to live in a state that has hundreds, if not thousands, of waterfalls. I devote weekends to visiting Oregon’s [...]

March 31, 2017

Exploring Love

  As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are saturated with messages of love. It is the day we celebrate love. We love love. We worship love. We make movies about it. We [...]

February 14, 2017

The Greatest Story Never Told

Last winter, I compiled a list of outdoor adventures that I wanted to experience. Oregon is such a beautiful and wondrous state. I wanted to seriously devote some time to [...]

October 31, 2016

A day on Bohemian Saddle

In researching local outdoor adventures in my area, I came across an article on ghost towns in Oregon. Much to my excitement, the article listed a ghost town nearby named [...]

July 31, 2016

How to Hike Eagle Creek

During the early 20th century, there was a movement to set aside parts of Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge as parkland. The goal was to save the beautiful and unique landscape [...]

April 30, 2016

Why You Should Hike Silver Falls

When people think of the beautiful landscapes of Oregon, certain places instantly come to mind–the gorgeous waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, to [...]

January 31, 2016