By William L. Sullivan
This vintage advisor to Oregon's leisure heartland (the Bend, Eugene, Mt. Jefferson, and 3 Sisters components) has been thoroughly up-to-date. The 3rd version positive aspects sixteen pages of colour images, a dozen new hikes, campground & cabin apartment info, a colour wildflower identity consultant, and a consultant to scorching springs.
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100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades by William L. Sullivan