Showing posts with label Oregon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oregon. Show all posts

On the Road in Oregon

I've been home just three days, but its already time for me to hit the road again. This time, I'm off to Oregon to spend a few days paddling with some fellow journalists on a sponsored trip from Oru Kayaks. This time, I'll only be gone until the weekend, and should resume regular updates next Monday.

I first wrote about Oru Kayaks back in 2012, when the company launched its first foldable boat. Since that time, I've always been intrigued with how their kayaks performed out on the water, since they promise to give paddlers the speed and agility of a hardshell with the convenience of an inflatable. In a few days, I'll get a chance to find out for myself, as we'll be paddling a 47 mile (75 km) stretch of river in one. That means I should have some good stories to share when I get back next week.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great end of the week and has some good adventures of their own planned. Spring is here in the northern hemisphere, and its time to be outside and enjoying it. If you haven't taken advantage of the shift in seasons just yet, now is the time for sure.

When I get back, we'll get caught up on everything happening in the Himalaya. Considering how the season has gone so far, there should be plenty of interesting things to talk about.

Video: Rise - Exploring Oregon by Drone

The state of Oregon is an incredibly beautiful place, but it never seems to get its proper due, in part because it is competing for attention with other western states like Colorado, Montana, and Utah. But in this video, Oregon gets the attention it deserves, as it is four minutes of spectacular footage captured by drone. The results are some impressive landscapes that reveal some of the best hidden gems in the American West.

RISE - Oregon Aerial 4K from Michael Shainblum on Vimeo.

Video: The Pacific Northwest in Timelapse

This two-minute clip takes us to America's Pacific Northwest to capture some of the stunning landscapes that exist there. Filmed mostly in Oregon and Washington, the video gives us a beautiful look at some of the snowcapped peaks, pristine mountain lakes, and thick forests that punctuate his part of the U.S., leaving us a little breathless along the way.

Pacific Northwest from ELEMOTION Photo on Vimeo.

Video: The Pacific Northwest in Timelapse

We'll wrap up the week with this fantastic five minute video that takes us to the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. for some stunning timelapse images of the landscapes found there. It took two years, and more than 10,000 photos to create this stunningly beautiful clip, but it is a great reminder of just how amazing our world truly is.

Pacific Northwest Timelapse // GENESIS from andrewcox1 on Vimeo.

Video: Tempus Fugit - Time Flies in this Timelapse Video

Shot in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and California, Utah, Washington and Oregon in the U.S., this video takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes at those destinations to show us how they look in an amazing timelapse fashion. This is four minutes of incredible beauty that shouldn't be missed. A perfect way to wrap up the week.

TEMPUS FUGIT 2 from Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt on Vimeo.

Video: Valhalla - A Journey Through a Hidden Slot Canyon in Oregon

In a country as settled and developed at the U.S. it is hard to believe that there are still corners of the map that have yet to be full explored. But there are also many wild places in the States, some of which have yet to be visited by man. Take for example the slot canyon shown in this video. It was recently discovered in a remote area of Oregon, and judging from the footage seen here, it is a pristine, untouched place that looks like a hidden paradise. The exact location of this place has not been shared, and after watching this, I think that might be for the best. Definitely an amazing looking place. Don't miss this clip. It is well worth a watch.

Valhalla from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Video: Beautiful Mountain Vistas

Shot mostly in Canada, Oregon, and California (with a brief visit to the Himalaya) this video is three minutes of pure eye-candy. As its name implies, it features some fantastic shots of mountain landscapes that are simply breathtaking to behold. The clip is likely to inspire a sense of wanderlust, spurring you on to go in search of these places for yourself.

A word of warning though. While I find the visuals in this clip to be utterly spectacular, I'm not a huge fan of the choice of music that accompany the those images. I had to turn it down, but hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Vista from Leif Smith on Vimeo.

Video: Into the West - North America

Take a two-and-a-half minute journey through western Canada, into the Pacific Northwest in America, and south to Mexico's desert in this short video that is simply filled to the brim with stunning scenery. You'll travel past snowcapped peaks, pristine mountain lakes, and lush forests as you explore some of the most stunning landscapes on Earth. This is the kind of video that will inspire you to want to travel to these places for yourself. Enjoy!

Into The West - North America from Mike Bishop on Vimeo.

Video: Mountain Biking Through the Darklight

This beautifully shot video comes our way from the good folks over at Sweetgrass Productions. It was shot over a period of about three weeks, while following pro mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles as they rode through the open expanses of southern Utah and the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest. Both of those locations are fantastic for mountain biking of course, but these riders rode the trails in the middle of the night, setting up an entirely different looking scene. Watch the video and enjoy the great riding intermixed with interesting light. Truly beautiful.

DARKLIGHT - 4K Full Film by Sweetgrass Productions from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

Video: Destination: Desolation - Oregon

This beautiful short film comes our way courtesy of Desolation Supply Co., a new outdoor apparel company that has just introduced its first line of gear. Along with getting their new brand off the ground, the team behind the clothing is also introducing a line of videos to share there some of their favorite outdoor places. In this case, that is the Pacific Coastline of Oregon, and the wilderness that surrounds it.

Desolation's mission is to create high performance apparel that has limited impact on the environment. I've yet to try any of their products, but based on what I've seen so far, it looks like they have some interesting things to offer the outdoor community. They can also create a beautiful video as well. I think you're going to like wha you see here.

DESOLATION // OREGON from Desolation on Vimeo.

Video: Three Sister's Wilderness Timelapse

The Three Sisters Wilderness, located in the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon, is named for the three distinct volcanoes that are found thee. It is an expansive, wild place that continues to be a fantastic escape for those looking to get back in touch with nature. The video below will give you an all-too-short glimpse of what this place is like, with a spectacular timelapse from the region. In a word - breathtaking.

Three Sisters Wilderness Timelapse from Chris Whitlow on Vimeo.