Cascadia

Cascadia, photographed by Erik Gauger

Cascadia

Travel Photography >Cascadia

A thin band of emerald green forests, rivers and temperate islands extend up from the far north of California to the coastal fjords of Alaska. Three of the world's most promising cities: Portland, Seattle and Vancouver punctuate the green with a unique Cascadian culture. Follow me as I explore Cascadia - the North American Pacific Northwest.

  • Bandon to Port Orford

    Crossing the Sixes

    September 18, 2016 Cascadia
    Notes on hiking the Oregon Coast from Bandon to Port Orford, including an interview with Snowy Plover biologist Dave Lauten.
  • Clatsop County

    Clatsop County Road Trip

    December 20, 2015 Cascadia
    Thoughts on perpetual road trips in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Portland, Oregon: Bluegrass in Cascadia

    Bluegrass in Cascadia

    Updated August 28, 2014 Cascadia
    Notes on traveling to Portland, Oregon, laidback capital of Cascadia -- before I moved there.
  • Pelagic bird trip

    Xantu's Abyss

    September 28, 2013 Cascadia
    What is it like to travel by fishing boat out to the Abyss? With a group of pelagic birders and a grumpy sea captain, I head out in pursuit of a rare treasure.
  • Zumwalt Prairie

    Thunder on the Zumwalt Prairie

    July 18, 2012 Cascadia
    Frozen rattlesnakes and wolf politics in the fabled and stunning setting of the Zumwalt Prairie in Eastern Oregon.
  • Clayoquot Sound

    Balancing Clayoquot Sound

    October 7, 2011 Cascadia
    Notes from Tofino, Vancouver Island on the stunning and isolated Clayoquot Sound.
  • Hood River Valley

    Shades of the Hood River Valley

    June 11, 2010 Cascadia
    Notes on the importance of color and camoflage in nature, from the Hood River Valley area of Oregon.
  • Neah Bay

    The Artist and the Whale Hunter

    March 2004 Cascadia
    An interview with a native artist in Neah Bay, and his thoughts on the whaling controversy taking place in his town.
  • Umpqua Dunes

    Umpqua Dunes Genesis

    November 2, 2006 Cascadia
    Continuing the Owyhee Puzzle story, I travel to the Umpqua Dunes in pursuit of the answers of a mysterious stone tool.
  • Nehalem Valley

    Foraging Nehalem Valley

    June 3, 2007 Cascadia
    Glowing Mushrooms, deer-meat, stone and a Portland underworld creating a world based on old ways.
  • River Civilization

    River Civilization

    June 11, 2008 Cascadia
    The Oregon Hotel is old, rickety and delightful, and in the geographic center of Oregon, in the smallish town of Mitchell.
  • Beringia

    Midnight Road to Beringia

    August Cascadia
    I am moving across the tundra quickly, because about a mile out a gyrfalcon is beating its wings above a cliff, and I want to see it close up before it soars beyond the bald mountains.
  • Oregon Sketches

    Oregon Sketch Journal

    March 6, 2013 Cascadia
    Field sketches and illustrations from my travels in the state of Oregon, including notes and sketches from Portland, the coast and Eastern Oregon.
  • Perpetua Seabank

    Perpetua Sea Bank

    September 17, 2009 Cascadia
    Travels by boat with a group of birdwatchers in pursuit of rare pelagic birds.