Author Archives: Ryan

Going-to-the Sun Road – Glacier National Park, MT


The Going-to-the-Sun Road should be on anyone’s to-do list that is driving anywhere near Montana. Even if you don’t intend on sticking around Glacier to do some hikes, the 52 mile drive is still 100% worth the national park entrance fee. Out of the 3 days I stayed at the park, I did the entire drive 3 times. The views ...

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Tillamook, Newport, Lincoln City, & Between – Oregon


I was simply shocked to find out that the Tillamook Cheese Factory was located in Tillamook, so it was clearly by accident that I drove directly to this fine establishment. After the shock had worn off, and I realized my planned route down the coast just so happened to lead me right into the Tillamook parking lot, I decided to get out and ...

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Seaside, Cannon Beach, and Beyond – Oregon


Seaside and Cannon Beach seemed very similar in my opinion, with the most noticeable difference being that Seaside is more of a blue-collar environment, and Cannon Beach is far more upscale. My favorite part of Seaside was Carousel Mall where they had a few fun carnival rides, bumper cars, mini golf, and delicious carnival type foods (I had a corndog ...

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Astoria, OR


My road trip down the Oregon coast started in Astoria, home of The Goonies house. Since clearly this is a landmark that everyone must see before they die, it was only logical that I start my journey here. Not only that, but the Kindergarten Cop school is just right down the road!! Just think, if Arnold had been ‘teaching’ at ...

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Twin Falls Hike – North Bend, WA


Twin Falls was one of the easier trails in the area that I wanted to check out, yet dreaded doing at the same time. On a nice day, or basically any weekend, this place turns into the Walmart of hikes. Yet, if you’re willing to wade through hundreds of annoying children running circles around their grandparents, or desire to witness ...

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Silver Falls State Park – Silverton, OR


Silver Falls State Park is an… experience… Since there are on-site campgrounds, and it’s only $5 to get in, every type of asshole you can imagine shows up here on a nice day. Even the shady individuals that you assume would rather be smoking crack under a bridge are here… more than likely smoking crack under a waterfall, but hey, ...

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Crater Lake National Park – Crater Lake, OR


While taking a road trip down the Oregon Coast, I decided to take what turned out to be a several hour detour to Crater Lake National Park. Although it was well worth the drive, it was somewhat disappointing due to some of the views being hazy because of a forest fire in the area. Unfortunately a lot of the smoke ...

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Clearwater Falls – Roseburg, OR


Although it’s nothing more than a camping and picnic site,  I thought the area itself was beautiful. After a short and easy hike you can essentially stand over the waterfall due to all the rocks and tree roots. Thankfully I didn’t slip and take a ride down the falls, cause that probably would have hurt pretty bad. Very good place ...

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Watson Falls Hike – Umpqua River Valley, OR


After the bullshit that was Munson Creek Falls, I’m happy to say that Watson Falls was MUCH nicer than expected. Although it’s a very short hike to get up next to the falls, the elevation gain is pretty rapid. I have a feeling that this waterfall would be even more amazing in the spring, rather than in the late summer, ...

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Munson Creek Falls “Hike” – Tillamook, OR


While driving down the Oregon Coast I kept seeing signs for Munson Creek Falls, so I decided to google the reviews for the hike. Every review I read essentially boiled down to this hike being better than the most satisfying shit you’ve ever taken. I don’t know what strain of crack these morons were smoking, but do NOT believe the ...

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