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My company will be sending me to Oregon to attend a conference. I will be taking this opportunity to take the time off as well. I honestly do not know what to do in Oregon but being a backpacker as I am, I am excited to go and enjoy myself. I am making some research on the places I should go to have my itinerary in place. Do you have any suggestions?
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My company will be sending me to Oregon to attend a conference. I will be taking this opportunity to take the time off as well. I honestly do not know what to do in Oregon but being a backpacker as I am, I am excited to go and enjoy myself. I am making some research on the places I should go to have my itinerary in place. Do you have any suggestions?
What time of year? It makes a huge difference.
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My company will be sending me to Oregon to attend a conference. I will be taking this opportunity to take the time off as well. I honestly do not know what to do in Oregon but being a backpacker as I am, I am excited to go and enjoy myself. I am making some research on the places I should go to have my itinerary in place. Do you have any suggestions?
Welcome to BE. I have moved your thread over to the U.S. Trailer Park Forum.
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There's some stunning coastline...

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Where's the conference in Oregon and what time of year?
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There are lots of volcanoes within striking distance. Assuming you are based in Portland, places in Washington are as near as Oregon.

Mt Adams is a straight forward overnight. Time of year is, as has been mentioned, important. Winter camping is good around the base of Mount Hood.
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Oregon is a big place, bigger than the UK in area so a lot depends on where you are going to be as other folks have said. Crater Lake would be well worth a visit. A bit further north, the Cascade Lakes and Three Sisters west of Bend are great for hiking, but only after June. Too much snow otherwise. Smith Rock, north of Redmond is a beautiful area and full of good trails.
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.... great for hiking, but only after June. Too much snow otherwise......
Although the PNW is great for snowshoes, something more or less unheard of in the UK, contrast to the UK where crampons are common for winter use, but next to useless for walking in the PNW. It is nice to experience different places types of snow.

Snowshoes are hireable locally,as are skis, but I have less experience or knowledge with skis.
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Hi everyone. I would be going to Portland by the summer. I have been looking and I would want to go to the crater lake if this is workable. I also happen to see a lighthouse in Yaquina Head Lighthouse which seems to be a good subject for photography. I am just not sure how far it will be from Portland.
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Hi everyone. I would be going to Portland by the summer. I have been looking and I would want to go to the crater lake if this is workable. I also happen to see a lighthouse in Yaquina Head Lighthouse which seems to be a good subject for photography. I am just not sure how far it will be from Portland.
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128 miles.

The coast is good for whale watching. the Inn at Otter Crest just north of your lighthouse is a great place to stay.

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Hi everyone. I would be going to Portland by the summer. I have been looking and I would want to go to the crater lake if this is workable. I also happen to see a lighthouse in Yaquina Head Lighthouse which seems to be a good subject for photography. I am just not sure how far it will be from Portland.
The lighthouse is a couple of hours drive from Portland. Crater Lake about a 5 hour drive. You will need a car to visit either.
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Hello, I had the chance to visit Tillamook Rock lighthouse last year and it was amazing there. Perfect subject for photography, hope you can visit and experience the view.
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