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Cascades, Oregon and Washington
At one time I owned some property in southern Oregon and visited it on a regular basis. This gave me an opportunity to hike some in the Cascades in this part of the state. Having friends in Portland, I've hiked a bit in that region also, as well as southern Washington and beyond. I've hiked around and into Mt. St. Helens in Washington, Mt. Hood out of Portland, and some trails along the Columbia river. These mountains are very different from the Sierra's in California, in some cases downright lush from all the moisture. On some hikes, I've find the solitude a welcome relief from the more populated Sierra's in California.