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HIGH ON ADVENTURE, the adventure travel magazine 
Feature stories and photoessays for the Adventurous Traveler
Back issues @ Travel Destinations
September/October, 2020 Vol 24 , No. 5 (OUR 24TH YEAR!)  
Lynn Rosen, Content Editor; Steve Giordano, Web Editor

HOA Editor’s Note: September/October 2020

At press time, we know that the COVID-19 situation is still unfolding. We hope that our stories bring you some armchair travel delights and prepare you for whatever roadblocks you might encounter along your highways. Stay home, be well, wear your masks when you must go out, social distance and wash those paws. We’ll be back again in November when we all hope we can safely go out and explore a bit farther from home.

 

Penguin visitor

 

 

Northern nevada recreation

 

 

Banff bike rental

 
 

A YEAR IN ANTARCTICA
by Steve Giordano


 

OREGON AND NORTHERN NEVADA
by Larry Turner





SKIING DURING COVID-19by Yvette Cardozo

 
  What is it like to be an expedition team leader for a year at an Antarctica research station?
Cold? -30-60C
Isolated? 18 strangers come together for a year a thousand miles from anywhere.

Dull? No winter daylight.







“Are you all right?” my brother-in-law Rob Crawford asked as he witnessed me doing a face-plant into the river, deep in untracked Steens Mountain country in remote southeast Oregon. I replied, “Hell no, but I’m not dead yet! Let’s find our exit canyon!”

 



This is not the year to roll out of bed and say, "Hey I’m gonna go to my favorite ski area today." Advance online tickets may be part of our new reality. You'll need to check the resort website not only when you plan your trip but right before you head up (for a day trip) because information changes day by day.

 
 

Jumping into Crater Lake, Oregon

 

 

 

CBD salve

 


Bubba Jones book

 

'TIS THE SEASON AT OREGON'S CRATER LAKE
by Lee Juillerat


GEAR AND CLOTHING REVIEWS
by Lynn Rosen

 

GET YOUR KID OUTSIDE DURING THE PANDEMIC
by Jeff Alt

 

Many regard late summer and fall, when the crowds thin and the temperatures cool, as the best time of year for enjoying the park’s many diverse offerings. But be prepared, because atop the Oregon Cascades, snow can create a blanket of snow by late September or into October.




During these times of unrest and crises, we all look to maintain our active lives and seek new and healthy adventures. To that end, we bring you the reviews of a few simple solutions and enhancements to our restricted travel plans and health concerns that just might make life a bit more enjoyable.

 

 



Follow the leader! Hike at your child’s pace and distance. Whatever your child takes interest in, stop and explore that bug, leaf, or rock with them. Tell them about the animals, rocks, trees, and flowers. Getting to the destination is less important than making sure your kids have so much fun, they will want to go again and again.

  Lightning sunset at sea

 

Shaniko ghost town

Nautica cruise waves at sea




 


 
 

HOW TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK FROM A CANCELLED VACATION
© by Christopher Elliott


DISCOVERING OREGON’S NATURAL & HUMAN HISTORY
by Vicki Hoefling Andersen

AFRICA CRUISE

by Brad Hathaway




 
  By far, the most irritating cancellations are those of tours. Some tour operators are refusing to offer refunds, referring to the fine print in their contracts. Others have changed their refund policies during the pandemic to make it impossible to receive a full refund.



 

There are 47 official wilderness areas, 11 national forests and six state forests for hiking, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. You can ski year-round either in the lift-served mountain resorts or the hike-up coastal sand dunes.


It was another world before the emergence of a virus named COVID-19. Today, with at least the short-term future of ocean cruising for fun and adventure so much in doubt, we thought we’d take a look back at what it was like, just those few short months ago.


 



 


 
     


     
 

Who we are: For brief bios on the writers who form this Pacific Northwest collective, please click here.

 

 

   
 
 Comments and Suggestions: lynrosen@gmail.com; rsgiordano@gmail.com