Featuring stories and locations within the geographical area of Oakridge and Westfir Oregon. Located in eastern Lane County, these mountain communities are found in the upper watershed of the Middle Fork Willamette River in Oregon’s beautiful West Cascade mountains.

  • Middle Fork Willamette River with light snow. Willamette National Forest, Oregon West Cascades.

Middle Fork Willamette River

2021-04-26T10:48:57-07:00

March 15th, 2017 With the heavy rains of winter in Oregon's Western Cascades comes the surface and subsurface movement of water through volcanic soil. This gathering of water begins to trickle into tiny forest rivulets and then creeks, until we see the raging torrent which has become the upper Middle [...]

Middle Fork Willamette River2021-04-26T10:48:57-07:00

Wall Creek Warm Springs. Willamette National Forest, Oregon Cascades.

2021-03-08T16:57:52-08:00

The Wall Creek warm spring, with its blue mineral waters and bubbling sulfur gas from the Cascades underworld is beautifully nestled amidst maple leaves, dense forest and the rush of a soothing mountain stream. Aptly called the "Meditation Pool", what it lacks with its lukewarm temperatures of 96F, it more [...]

Wall Creek Warm Springs. Willamette National Forest, Oregon Cascades.2021-03-08T16:57:52-08:00

Fishing Odell Lake for Kokanee Salmon in the Oregon Cascades

2021-03-08T16:58:17-08:00

Odell Lake is a 3,582 acre natural lake which rests in a trough created by glacial action some 10 to 12,000 years ago during the Pleistocene Epoch.  At an elevation  of 4,787 feet, Odell is just south of Highway 58 in the Deschutes National Forest, and is close to Willamette [...]

Fishing Odell Lake for Kokanee Salmon in the Oregon Cascades2021-03-08T16:58:17-08:00

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