National Park plans shut out by the shutdown?
Attention outdoors people: There’s a whole world of opportunities in majestic settings every bit as impressive as those of the National Park Service!
While waiting for those numskulls in D.C….I’m talking to you, John Boehner….to get their acts together, why not take your act to one of the West’s OTHER categories of public lands, ie, state parks and beaches?
Case in point: Oregon has 224 state parks (have you ever seen a map of the Oregon coast? Virtually every inch of it has a state park designation), including 55 campgrounds. And October is one of the best times to visit. Here are some suggestions for getting your outdoor fix, courtesy of my Great Oregon Road trip of Summer 2013: