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Backpacker Magazine – January 2014
Backcountry swimming in Oregon, alpine lakes in John Muir Wilderness, and more.
Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, OR
“You can’t do this 1.5-mile out-and-back without good sandals, goat-like balance for rock-hopping, and getting wet to your waist,” Julia Troutt says. Scramble over logs and walk .7 mile through the narrow, moss-covered, 200-foot-tall Oneonta Gorge, and take a dip in the pool below 120-foot-tall Lower Oneonta Falls for the some of the best backcountry swimming in the West.
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