Oregon What to Pack

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Oregon What to Pack

  • Oregon is all about the great outdoors

    The Pacific Crest Trail goes through Oregon so if inclined by all means bring a backpack. A day pack is fine for other short hikes. Good sturdy hiking boots are what you will need for tackling Oregon's many rugged trails. Bring layers of clothing as the weather is changeable. A warm hat is even useful in summer for chilly mornings if camping. Rain...

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  • Be ready for cool weather

    Something waterproof can be helpful especially if you are backpacking or cyclo-touring Gore-tex everything can help, but also don't forget your hat, mitts and fleece. Some people like to wear a poncho because it covers the backpack when it rains. Be ready for fog and cool weather at any time of the year, even in the warm summer months. That is it...

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    Anything that won't let water in :) Depends on the time of year, but dress for layers. In other words, bring t-shirts and pants year round. In winter, bring a sweater or something to wear over the t-shirt, and a coat. In spring or autumn, bring a light jacket to wear over the t-shirt. In summer, you can get by in just t-shirts & jeans. or shorts...

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  • Oregon Climatology

    Oregon's weather varies from region to region. Inland Oregon can have very warm days. Coastal Oregon has cool days because of the influence of the Pacific Ocean. Plan for packing in all types of weather.

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  • Running shoes?

    Portland, Oregon is one of the fittest cities in America. All Oregonians enjoy getting outside. Bring some running or hiking shoes and take a trip outdoors. Don't let the weather stop you (especially if you're in Portland or at the Coast) because you might never get outside if you're waiting for sunshine.

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    Try to keep OFF or something for that hike or picnic in the park. Lots of parks to choose from. and bring suntan lotion. when it's Hot it's HOT. but for the most part it's nice mild weather. and it's doesn't always rain in Eugene, Just seems that way, once it starts your just waiting for it to end.

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    Backpacks. Oregon has some of the best hiking and camping areas in the country. Rainjackets but no umbrellas. A sure sign that you're not from Oregon is if you're carrying an umbrella with you. Oregonians don't let a little rain stop them from getting outside. Camping and hiking opportunities are everywhere. There are great car camping sites at...

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    If you expect the coast to be warm in the summer, you'd probably be mistaken. A jacket is usually needed. Good thing is, it's not much colder in the winter. But you will get a lot more rain in the winter. We usually go to the coast in the summer and haven't been rained on too often then. A camera is a must. A polarizing filter can really make...

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    As usual, this depends on what you're planning on doing and how you like to travel. You can do just about anything here. I would say to any traveller, wear really good walking shoes and break them in before you go. It can rain nearly anytime so be prepared (I've even heard of it snowing in Bend {Central Oregon} on the 4th of July!) You can get...

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    Bring extra shoes to the coast, and some kitchen sized garbage bags.....so you can put all your wet/sandy clothing, shoes, etc. in the bags without making a mess in your car. Always bring a camera......disposable cameras are best for us, because of the wind, salty air, and sand. We just don't want to take a chance with our good camera, and when...

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    It rains in Oregon a lot! Even in the summer you can get caught in a downpour or drizzle. Gortex is the best fabric for jackets if you live in Oregon. Springtime is rainy, summer can be hot (75-100deg F), fall stays warm and sunny till around October, and then it rains the whole winter until the end of spring or early summer. As you can tell, if...

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    Just take waterproof bags because you might set it down on a slightly-wet ground and find all your bottom clothes wet. Also in the winter it regularly rains off and on during the day, so make sure your luggage is made of good material so your clothes don't get moldy. Bring good shoes, sandals in summer. Always toss a raincoat or snowcoat (where it...

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    I'm sure you've heard that it rains here quite a bit... And it does. Pretty much all winter (and some of the spring, too) is wet, and you just can't ever be sure that you'll have sun for your entire visit. It's a good idea to bring some kind of waterproof jacket (lightweight during summer) or umbrella (although wind makes them slightly useless...

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    The Oregon coast can be very cool! Always have good wind and rain gear for any time of year! If you are inland and it is summer you are gauranteed HEAT! But probably cool nites esp., at a high elevation such as Crater Lake! Backpacking!!! Shopping is almost always nearby...except maybe in the High Desert! Can be about 100 miles between services...

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    Weather is unpredictable in Oregon, so be prepared. The coastal areas are moderate year around, rainy except summertime. The valley has cool and wet winters, rarely snow; wet but changeable falls and springs, usually warm and dry summers. Eastern Oregon has warmer summers, colder winters, usually dry (high desert). If you are hiking into the...

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