Travel to a land sculpted by ancient volcanoes, where crystal blue rivers carve their way through primeval forests, towering mountains give way to lush valleys and pristine lakes, and deep below the surface lie vast networks of cavernous wonders. This is the Deschutes National Forest.
The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest located in parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It comprises 1.8 million acres along the east side of the Cascade Range.
We spent the day hiking in beautiful Dixie National Forest which is located next to Bryce Canyon National Park. It was a pleasure to spend a day at this often unvisited location.
Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest in Utah with headquarters in Cedar City. It occupies almost two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. The largest national forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River.
As Bjorn and I push through thickets of devil’s club and trundle over chest-high nurse logs, the trees seem to grow before our eyes. The forest stands as a witness to the passage of time, and a nearby stream as a lifeline to the past.
The saplings at the confluence of the stream mark the present, while the giant spruce and hemlock at its source likely predate the European colonization of the Americas — so that the only humans who could have witnessed the birth of this stand of trees are the area’s Tlingit and Haida peoples.
It’s late April 2019, and my traveling companion, Bjorn Dihle, and I are on a four-day, 30-mile excursion through the heart of Prince of Wales Island along the Honker Divide Canoe Route, the island’s longest trail. We have forgone the canoes and opted for packrafts due to their size and weight; they’re easier to schlep over logs and across the many short portages.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: The Pattiz Brothers
From the creators of More Than Just Parks, More Than Just Forests proudly presents More Than Just Forests | Ashley! Join us as we take you on a visual journey through one of the most stunning and unique regions in the country. Explore gorges, valleys, forests, deserts, and meadows as we take you from sunrise to sunset in this remote and beautiful landscape. This is the Ashley National Forest.
Filmed and Directed by: Jim Pattiz and Will Pattiz
Produced by: More Than Just Forests
Music by: The Lady & I (“Sky’s The Limit”)
Sponsored by: Visit Utah
From the creators of More Than Just Parks, More Than Just Forests proudly presents More Than Just Forests | Uinta-Wasatch-Cache! Join us as we take you on a visual journey through one of the most stunning and unique regions in the country. Explore mountains, valleys, forests, canyons, and meadows that are home to some of north america’s most treasured animals and landscapes. This is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.