Step Out of Your Car and Right into Nature!
Our new roadside ecology series takes on the Pacific Northwest! In Oregon and Washington's Roadside Ecology, Roddy Scheer guides you through 33 spectacular natural sites, all within an easy walk from the road. The sites highlight the forests, deserts, mountains, waterfalls, and coastlines that define the region.
As an award-winning journalist and photographer covering environmental issues, the outdoors, and travel, Scheer is the perfect guide. In Oregon and Washington's Roadside Ecology he invites us all on his adventures, exploring sites in Washington like Kalaloch Beach, Quinault Rain Forest, and Hurricane Ridge, as well as places in Oregon like Yacquina Head, Tahkenitch Dunes, and the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Each profiled landscape includes a brief description of the hike's level of difficulty—all are gentle to moderate and cover no more than two miles. Entries also include turn-by-turn directions and clear descriptions of the flora, fauna, and geology you are likely to encounter along the way.