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View from the mountain: From the publisher’s desk

View from the mountain: From the publisher’s desk

Hello, Mountain Timers,
Welcome to Summertime. With all of the activities and events planned on the Mountain this month and the large number of visitors to the area this time every year it makes me wonder what is everyone up to? I know some of you are relishing the opportunity to experience everything the mountain has to offer, while others of you are looking to get out of town. So we thought it would be neat to feature photos from our readers summer experiences and travels in our August issue. So while you are out and about on vacation, even if it is a staycation this month, take some photos and then send them to us at morgan@mountaintimesoregon.com with a description of where you are and who all is in the photo. We will feature our favorite submissions next month. We look forward to seeing where everyone has been. .
As far as my plans with my family are concerned, we started a tradition about 18 years ago visiting the small town of Oakridge Oregon. We park our RV in front of the middle fork of the Willamette River, for a week or so, and just take in the serenity that the river and the surrounding area has to offer. I use it as a time to recharge my mental batteries and do something besides think about publishing. A few years ago, we added river rafting and kayaking to our list of activities we do while we are down here as well. There is something to be said about the peaceful sound of the water softly bouncing off the raft, while you are floating along the river at a casual pace. The amount of birds and wildlife we get to see is quite amazing as well. It is something that we look forward to each year. Our trips are guided by Noah and Tracy who own Cascades Outdoor Center and Westfir Lodge. Both my daughter and I think they are pretty awesome. You can find out more about all of the cool types of tours they lead at www.cascadesoutdoorcenter.com
Until next month.....
Sincerely,
Matthew Nelson
Publisher, The Mountain Times.

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