Steens Mountain is located in the remote Southeastern corner of Oregon—about as far as you could get from the Tillamook area without leaving Oregon! It is less than 50 miles from the Nevada border stretching across more than 30 miles. Most unique is the fact that the wilderness area covers 170,200 Acres!  The terrain is very rugged and known for its jagged peaks and deep gorges, which is the perfect set up for breathtaking views! 

The Steens abruptly rise up from the sagebrush desert to nearly 10,000 feet. This geological monument also forms one of the largest fault-block mountain ranges in the Great Basin.

What makes this area truly amazing is the diverse ecosystem, from lush alpine meadows with bright colorful wildflowers to hidden…

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As the leaves begin to change and the weather starts to shift, Tillamook county comes to life with many Fall related festivities, such as corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and craft nights! There really is so much to do! Below are a few things I have participated in and things that have been recommended to me to do this time of year.

Old house Dahlias is a pumpkin and dahlia farm with hundreds of varieties of vibrant dahlias and a two-acre pumpkin patch. Visiting Old House Dahlias will not only leave you with a cute locally grown pumpkin and a bouquet of flowers, but you can take a hay-ride behind a tractor around the field, which will show you another side to farming in Tillamook County!  Open weekends 10:00AM to 5:00AM, Beginning Saturday October 7…

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In a wonderful turn of events, our local YMCA has made a game-changing acquisition by taking over Tillamook Lanes, the beloved local bowling alley! This significant move not only ensures the preservation of a cherished community landmark but also paves the way for exciting new opportunities, particularly for youth programs.

From bowling leagues to leadership development initiatives, the YMCA, under the enthusiastic leadership of Kaylan Sisco, CEO & Executive Director at Tillamook County Family YMCA, is committed to offering even more avenues for our young members to thrive and enjoy their time.

Several months ago, I embarked on a journey with the YMCA, which has quickly become one of my most fulfilling experiences in recent years. It's the…

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