TriMet is your connection to nature in the city The Portland metropolitan area has more than 10,000 acres of parks and natural areas. We invite you to leave the car at home and take TriMet to enjoy our wealth of outdoor beauty. Here are some destinations we think you'll like. Beaverton
Wildernesses In the Pacific Northwest, the Forest Service manages 59 Wilderness Areas that encompass 4.6 million acres. Many protect the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range; others surround chains of lakes in the high country; while others protect unique biological ecosystems and old growth forests.
From Wired How-To Wiki A well-packed sack will save your back. Photo by The Glasshalffull via Flickr .
The 1507 Johann Ruysch map. Courtesy of Wikicommons Unpacking a box of books recently I found my old copy of No Longer on the Map , a small classic of literary geography published in 1972.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man. A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the journey to your destination once you’ve decided to ‘Bug Out’ in the event of an emergency evacuation. Typically, the Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a self-contained kit designed to get you through at least 72 hours.