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Ask an Expert

Looking for a new place to hike, ski, or adventure? We asked expert adventurers for some of their favorite adventures and you can find them shared here. Are we missing something amazing? E-mail and we’ll keep our list up to date!

Angels Rest 10mi Loop

Steep uphill initially leads to stunning views over the Columbia River Gorge from Angel’s Rest. Hiking further toward Devils Rest leads to scenic waterfalls along the hike and a high point over 2400 feet above the river below. Strenuous 10 miles, with views at every turn. Plan for several hours of hiking.

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High Resolution Elevation Data

  CalTopo first launched the slope angle shading layer 7 years ago. Since then it has become a mainstay tool for backcountry trip planning. Today we’re updating the layer to incorporate high-resolution LIDAR data from the USGS’s 3DEP program. Where available (see coverage map), this provides significantly higher resolution, even allowing you to identify trails […]