By William L. Sullivan
This vintage advisor to Oregon's leisure heartland (the Bend, Eugene, Mt. Jefferson, and 3 Sisters parts) has been thoroughly up-to-date. The 3rd variation gains sixteen pages of colour photographs, a dozen new hikes, campground & cabin condominium info, a colour wildflower identity consultant, and a advisor to scorching springs.
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