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Map: America’s Best Long Trails

 

Seen on Backpacker.com

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Travel The Great Trail Your Way

 

Whether you are looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you can find an experience that resonates with you. As the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways.
True to its name, The Great Trail embodies the vastness of our terrain and the diversity of our people.

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DIY FREE!! Printable USGS PDF Quads

National Geographic Quad Examples

A Quick, Easy, and Free way to Download any Quad in the Country

National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any quad in the country for downloading and printing. Each quad has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer. These are the same quads that were printed by USGS for decades on giant bus-sized pressed but are now available in multi-page PDFs that can be printed just about anywhere. They are pre-packaged using the standard 7.5 minute, 1:24,000 base but with some twists:

  • Page 1 is an overview map showing the Quad in context
  • Pages 2 through 5 are the standard USGS Quads cut in quarters to fit on standard printers
  • Hillshading has been added to each page of the PDF to help visualize the topography
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Motorcycle Roads in Oregon

MotorcycleRoadsI found one place that looks promising to outline Motorcycle roads nearby where I can go for a ride MotorcycleRoads.com.

Oregon is a heavenly collection of scenic motorcycle roads. In fact, some of the country’s best motorcycle roads are found in the Beaver State due to its scenic diversity and scenic eminence. A motorcyclists traveling across Oregon from west to east would see the majestic shores of the Pacific Ocean, pass through crisp and regal peaks of the Cascade mountains, make their way along the breathtaking Columbia River basin to the north, and end up in vast arid plateaus cut by picturesque river canyons when they reached the eastern portion of the state.

Another is a blog from Jayne Cravens which in her words is about:

… motorcycle routes are for people who live in the Portland or Salem area of Oregon and want a nice day trip – scenic and winding roads – but these routes are also for motorcycle riders who are visiting the Portland area, or elsewhere in Oregon, as part of a long-distance trip.

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Portland Area Hikes

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Map a Hike For Spring Break using Oregon Hikers Maps Visual Mapping Tool

Whether I am rediscovering or discovering this tool: Oregon Hikers Maps , it is a great tool for locating hikes visually.

Oregon Hikers Maps

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Easy Longboard Buyer’s Guide

If you are new to the longboard scene, or just need a little help learning exactly what you need, the Easy Longboard Buyers Guide infographic from Longboard Reviews could be a life saver. This cheat sheet tells you the differences between the board styles, wheel sizes, wheel hardness, and deck length.

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