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Career Development December 30, 2019

By Kate Hawes

Travel Therapist’s State Guide: Oregon

Posted by Kate Hawes

Our travelers, Emily Marshall (SLP) and Andrea Nye (OT) have teamed up to share their Oregon insider favorites.

Oregon is an outdoor lover’s paradise. From hiking to hot springs, you’ll be set at your new assignment in The Badger State.

Favorite Ski Spot: Mount Bachelor

This beautiful ski spot has run for everyone, from the bunny slope to double black diamonds.

Must-Do Activity: Soak in a Hot Spring

Oregon boasts many scenic hot springs. Some are off the beaten path and require a bit of a hike, and others are more easily accessible. One favorite of Emily’s is McCredie Hot Springs in Willamette National Forest, which has the Goldilock’s of hot springs – one is searing hot, one is lukewarm, and one is chilly.

Favorite Weekend Getaway: Bend

Bend has countless fun things to do – hiking, shopping, breweries (and more breweries), the ability to float the Deschutes River, and access to Smith Rock for rock climbing or hiking.

Andrea floating in the Deschutes with her pup.

Most Memorable Hike

Triangulation Peak near Detroit: This hike only takes a couple of hours and offers you unobscured views of Mt. Jefferson, plus a quick scramble provides a view of the mountain through a perfectly-shaped cave “door”.

Emily in the cave door.

Best Brewery

10 Barrel Brewing in Bend: It has many great beers plus good food and live music on weekends!

Must-See Spot

Crater Lake National Park: A trip to Oregon isn’t complete without seeing the deepest lake in America first-hand. In both summer and winter, Crater Lake inspires awe.

Andrea looking over Crater Lake.

Best Sunrise Spot

Trillium Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest: If you happen upon Trillium on a clear morning, you are blessed with tranquility and light pastels as the sun slowly illuminates the mountain.

Emily at Trillium Lake

Often Overlooked Spot

Samuel H. Boardman State Park in southern Oregon: Here, coast-meets-forest as tall trees frame your picturesque view of the ocean. Not far from this park is Redwood National Park in California!

A magnificent shot by Emily of Samuel H Boardman State Park.

Want to experience all that this amazing state has to offer? Check out our open jobs in Oregon.

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