The Book. The Mountain. Everything in between.

Mount Hood and Mink River

Earlier this year, I read a fantastically Oregon book. Called Mink River and written by Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle, it’s a creative and excellent book that captures the essence of Oregon and the unique communities and characters that reside here. It’s also got a direct link to Mount Hood and some of its storied ice caves. I’ve never explored any of those, but they’re up there.

One of my favorite books of all time is Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion, in part because when you read that book, you are experiencing Oregon in the written word. If I ever leave this wonderful corner of the country, and I don’t plan to, I will read that book again and again to bring me back. I can now also turn back to Mink River, which imparts that exact same soggy, verdant, enlightened, dreary, glorious, natural, awe-inspiring, and absolutely singular spirit of this place. Loved the book.

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