Navigating the PNW: Winter Road Trips
It’s finally 2021, but the world is still feeling many of the lasting effects of the infamous 2020 year. I know we are all itching to find some sort of escape during these strange times, and a local road trip might just do the trick. The Pacific Northwest is heavily sprinkled with hidden gems from Washington to Northern California, with vast mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs just waiting to be discovered. Just a short distance from the Portland Metropolitan area, a day trip away could be just what you need to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
With COVID-19 still present in our everyday lives, it is imperative to be cautious and take proper safety measures to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Please adhere and respect CDC guidelines and state mandates in areas that you will be traveling to.
Thrillist, an online entertainment media source, has compiled a trip-worthy list of local favorites and well-kept secrets. Take some time to enjoy the beauty of winter while adventuring safely this cold season. Whether it be with your quarantine bubble, or a solo trip, we hope that you get to enjoy a break from the daily routine. Check out Thrillist’s full article here for a detailed list of each place and distance from Portland.
Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory
Belknap Hot Springs
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort
Columbia River Gorge Ice Climbing
Five Mile Butte Lookout
COVID-19 Information from the National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm