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Book Title: Hiking Oregon's History|
The author of the book: William L. Sullivan
Edition: Smashwords Edition
Date of issue: January 22nd 2011
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Oregon was settled by walkers – following the Oregon Trail by walking or hiking beside their covered wagons toward the dream they called Oregon. Today the best way to discover Oregon's grandest museum is through the outdoors.
Recounted in a fresh style that's fun for armchair travelers and hikers alike, "Hiking Oregon's History" by William L. Sullivan tells the stories behind 56 of the state's most scenic historic sites. Offered in guidebook form, this book follows such trails as the Lewis and Clark trail across Tillamook Head. Readers can ride along with Chief Joseph on his tragic retreat through Hell's Canyon, and discover paths to fire lookouts, lighthouses
and abandoned gold mines.
Each trail description is companioned with how-to sections, notes on the difficulty of each hike, tips on nearby museums and roadside attractions, and a hiker's checklist. The author has chosen the featured trails, not only for their merit, but also for their beauty and accessibility. "Nowhere is Oregon's natural scenery better preserved than along these paths, where the footprints of pioneers and settlers still rest gently on the land," says Sullivan.
"Hiking Oregon's History" weighs heavily on the historical side, which is almost as important as describing the trails. Given the detailed background, readers will become intrigued to start your exploration of Oregon's past.
So, lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail – this is your admission ticket to the museum.
Excerpt from the book:
"The farthest point reached by the Lewis and Clark expedition was not the mouth of the Columbia River, but rather 20 miles south at Tillamook Head, where they went hiking in search of whale blubber. The 1,000-foot cliff of Tillamook Head rises like a wall from Seaside's beach. Today, an 8-mile section of the Oregon Coast Trail follows the explorers' route across this formidable cape to Cannon Beach. Along the way, the path passes viewpoints that made even Capt. Clark exclaim in wonder."
Published 10/28/1999 by Crindalyn Stevens (Lyster), Editor of Coast Weekend
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Read information about the authorSullivan completed his B.A. in English at Cornell University, studied linguistics at Germany's Heidelberg University, and earned an M.A. in German at the University of Oregon.
In 1985 he backpacked 1000 miles across Oregon's wilderness. His journal of that adventure, "Listening for Coyote", topped the New York Times' year-end review of travel books and was chosen one of the 100 most significant books in Oregon history.
Since then he has written many novels, hiking guidebooks, and historical works. His memoir, "Cabin Fever", describes the 25 summers he and his wife Janell spent building a log cabin by hand along a roadless river in the wilds of Oregon's Coast Range. Each summer he still lives and writes at the cabin.
Sullivan reads in seven languages, plays the pipe organ, undertakes backcountry ski expeditions, and volunteers to support libraries.
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