• My South Lane enters retirement

    July 27, 2019 by

    Seven years ago, while camping with a friend along west Odell Lake, I came up with the idea of starting a blog. With some fine-tuning that idea became My South Lane, a blog about life and the outdoors in south Lane County. My personal goal was to get out more and explore. I thought having… Read more

  • Tiller Wigwam

    December 30, 2018 by

    Tiller Oregon is located in Douglas County, about an hours drive southeast of Roseburg. It’s on the South Umpqua River, and I’m pretty sure I’ve been through there — when I was significantly younger than I am now. It is definitely off the beaten path. That’s why I’m delighted that Wade Rhodes shared these photos… Read more

  • Old Growth Ridge Trail: Hwy 126

    November 11, 2018 by

    Old growth trees, fall color, a scenic drive, and hiking in an unexplored area are what drew us to the Old Growth Ridge Trail a couple weeks ago. Have you heard of Old Growth Ridge? The trail head is located in the Whittaker Creek Campground not far off Highway 126 (roughly half way between Eugene and… Read more

  • Cascade Raptor Center

    October 27, 2018 by

    The Cascade Raptor Center is a local non-profit that provides medical care to injured or orphaned birds of prey as well as educational programs about the important role these birds play in nature. Perhaps you’ve seen their ambassador birds at a local event or heard about their work rehabilitating injured birds and releasing them back… Read more

  • Diamond Creek Falls

    September 23, 2018 by

    I keep a mental list of hikes I’d like to do and places I’d like to see, some day. Over the years, I am slowly making my way through the list (though I am also adding to the list so I’ll never see or do them all!). The trail to Diamond Creek Falls was on that… Read more

  • Shotgun Creek: Marcola

    September 3, 2018 by

    Shotgun creek flows southeast into the Mohawk Valley, not far from the town of Marcola. As the story goes, one day many, many, many years ago, a young man was out hunting and forgot his shotgun along a creek. He had to go back to get it, thus giving this creek its name. Fast forward… Read more

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