Growing up in timber country

A writer returns to the old-growth forest of her youth

This winter, at home for the holidays, I talked an old high-school friend into visiting one of our favourite stomping grounds. The Valley of the Giants is a small public-land inholding hidden amid the carved-up timber country of western Oregon, a patch of old-growth forest that offered an escape from my home just outside of Dallas, Ore. An awkwardly sized town, big enough for a Walmart but surrounded by farmland, Dallas lies 24 kilometres west of Salem and doesn’t offer many reasons to visit.…

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October 11, 2017


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