Author: michaeldemidenko@msn.com

September 6, 2016 michaeldemidenko@msn.com No comments exist

The Seasons of Oregon, a Hikers Perspective Much of Oregon’s beauty can be captured during the summer months., but its seasons impress me the most. Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring offer unique filters to every day adventures. A popular waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge can transition from being practically non-existent in August, to packing…

August 22, 2016 michaeldemidenko@msn.com No comments exist

The Science of the Outdoors Health is more than just being disease free. The World Health Organization recognizes health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.”(WHO).   Dating back to the early major cities in China and Greece, healthcare was intertwined with foliage, water and natural elements. These aspects were considered fundamental…

July 27, 2016 michaeldemidenko@msn.com No comments exist

The Icefields Parkway, more than just a road. Many times, a 144 mile drive would seem pointless if there isn’t a worthwhile destination at the end. But the Icefields Parkway (HWY 93) is far from pointless. It is 144 miles of beauty that comes is found no where else. That is why we spent over…

July 27, 2016 michaeldemidenko@msn.com 1 comment

Oregon’s Beautiful Waterfalls Every time I venture out to a waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, I try to soak up the beauty as much as I can. I haven’t always been attracted to water, but in the recent years it has sparked a slight obsession. [Abiqua Falls, Scotts Mills, Oregon – <1mile hike] The sounds,…