Hitch 5: Oregon, California, and Idaho
This hitch sent Toji and Alex on a tour of Oregon, dipping briefly into Northern CA for two refuges right over the border. We started our tour from Boise, driving to Malhuer NWR in Eastern Oregon before heading into California for two refuges right over the border. Making it into California just in time for the weekend, we made it to the Redwoods where, after the high desert of eastern Oregon, the massive trees and greenery were extremely refreshing. Mid-hitch we drove up the Oregon coast, visiting three refuges on the way. We inventoried trails with views of the Pacific, one that led to a giant Sitka Spruce, and one that led right to the ocean shore. William L. Finley NWR in central Oregon had a beautifully maintained trail system with views of the Williamette River Valley. We were also able to visit Crater Lake NP and hike in the Columbia River Gorge.