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Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College

Photo courtesy of Silas Morgan.
September 11, 2014

As soon as he graduated high school in Portland, Silas Morgan began backpacking almost every trail in the Columbia River Gorge with a friend for three months. That was only the beginning of a year packed...

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking
December 9, 2013

"Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew." One of the most quoted lines from the beloved "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is Samwise Gamgee raving about the many uses of potatoes. Sam and Frodo had...

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