• Pay It Forward

    A generous trail of transmission fluid followed us for a quarter mile up the rough road to Two Pan Trailhead. Running out of transmission fluid brought an inopportune end to hauling our four horses and gear up...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Rafting the Alsek: A Descent into Wildness

    By Carol Lovegren Miller— “’Captain Will’, what happens if I push 911 on my satellite phone?” “Nothing, there is no search and rescue in the Yukon.” It is up to you to arrange your own rescue. We...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Doing the Columbia River Gorge

    By Carol Lovegren Miller– If hiking the iconic Eagle Creek trail out of the Columbia River Gorge is not on your “bucket list”, add it now! Because much of this phenomenally beautiful, waterfall-lined trail clings to the...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Spring Cleaning De-Clutter Challenge

    By Carol Lovegren-Miller – Finding a coupon that expired in 2002 on my desk, alerted me to the realization that I have a clutter problem.  As a result I took the clutter challenge: give away, throw away...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Horse Packing or Luxury Cruise?

    By Carol Miller Lovegren – The cost of upkeep for our four pack horses is about the same as a luxury cruise for two. So why would any sane person choose the rigors of horse packing over...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Camping in Central Oregon

    By Carol Lovegren Miller – I hate having to eat my words; they taste bad. Maybe I should have been more gracious when I spoke them.  For decades I have scorned R.V. owners as not being true...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Oregon’s Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

    By Carol Lovegren Miller – Southeast of John Day, puts the word “wild” back into wilderness. “I saw a rare jet black cougar this morning,” a member of the Forest Service trail crew noted, “I guess it...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Late in the Season Climb up South Sisters

    By Carol Lovegren Miller – “Aunt Carol, would you take Cam and I with you when you climb the South Sister mountain?” my niece Shirree entreated. Were we planning to climb the South Sister?  Hey, why not go?...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • It Was Raining

    By Carol Lovegren Miller – It was raining. Not a drizzle, nor a downpour, just a steady solid rain. My troops were near mutiny. We had been tent camping in liquid luxury for eight days straight. Every...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Write a Newsletter Friends Will Want to Read

    By Carol Lovegren-Miller – The only Christmas gift more maligned than a Christmas newsletter, is a fruitcake. Sending a newsletter costs you both time and money, so make sure that your newsletter will be welcomed by its...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Cycling Oregon’s Crater Lake Rim

    By Carol Lovegren Milller – World-renowned bicyclist, Lance Armstrong, once declared Oregon’s Crater Lake rim to be a premier bicycle ride. Therefore, when my husband asked if I would like to bicycle around Crater Lake, I jumped...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Camping to Rolls Royce’s in Banff & Jasper National Parks

    By Carol Lovegren Miller – Banff & Jasper National Parks in Alberta Canada have something to please every taste, from an opulent hotel overlooking Lake Louise with a Rolls Royce parked outside, to endless world-class mountain climbing, and...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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