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Hit the Road: The Uncrowded Gems of the Oregon High Desert
September 14, 2021

Hit the Road: The Uncrowded Gems of the Oregon High Desert

In this blog I have compiled some of my favorite places to visit in the Oregon High Desert and hope this serves as a helpful travel guide for those hoping to beat the crowds and encounter a uniquely Oregon experience.

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10 Tips for Winter Camping in the Desert - Desert Overlanding Camp
February 23, 2021

10 Tips for Winter Camping in the Desert

Doing anything in the desert comes with a few added asterisks.  Winter camping in the desert is no different.  From plummeting temperatures to barren landscapes, it requires its own set of preparations.  When done right, the desert in the winter becomes a whole different planet, full of discovery.  Below are 10 tips to take with you on your next desert adventure.  These will help keep you safe, comfortable, and having fun.

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campers hiking in the desert
May 26, 2020

Desert Camping 101: How to Survive while Camping in the Desert

Like any backcountry area, deserts present risk. But an understanding of basic best practices as well as some location-specific research will prepare you to have a safe and memorable trip.

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waterfall at havasupai
May 12, 2020

Your Desert Oasis Awaits at Havasupai

Havasupai was always on my bucket list of places to visit. All the photos and videos that I have seen made it seem too good to be true, but in reality, no photos or videos can really do Havasupai justice. Imagine my excitement when a friend called and told me she had won the permit lottery for four camping permits! 

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Surrendering to the Road – A Journey to Burning Man
August 14, 2019

Surrendering to the Road – A Journey to Burning Man

If you’re going to take a road trip, I believe that you should try to get as much as you possibly can from every single mile. That is exactly how my road trip to Burning Man turned into a week-long venture with daily mini-adventures. I was determined to breathe in as much as I could along the way. That said, my journey really began long before I started mapping out the route. 

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Escaping the Heat at Cañón de la Zorra, Sierra de la Lagunas
June 04, 2019

Escaping the Heat at Cañón de la Zorra, Sierra de la Lagunas

Situated between the east cape and the Pacific Ocean in Baja California Sur is a sanctuary that, in contrast to the stark desert, is a perfect oasis to escape the dry heat. Baja has become a second home for me – a winter escape from the snow in Teton Valley, Idaho. Void of rain during these months, the southeast corner of Baja is a dry landscape where cactus and other desert-dwelling plants hold on to their reserves of water until the rainy season comes again.

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