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Suicide Hill

Written: August, 2009 in London, U.K. Occurred: Summer, Late 1980s/Early 1990s in Oregon House, CA When I was growing up in Oregon House, I often used to go riding around on my Predator BMX bike with my friends Pat and Shane (who had similar bicycles). Like most boys we would seek out excitement and go … Continue reading

The Maidu
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The Maidu

For those of you that don’t know, the Maidu were a Native American tribe that once occupied an area encompassing Oregon House… Maidu communities varied with the topography. In the foothills, the Feather, American, Yuba and other smaller streams flow through deep narrow canyons. Permanent settlements were usually on the ridges that separate the parallel … Continue reading

Oregon Peak
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Oregon Peak

  UPDATED JULY 2018 Things change. And in our present era, those changes are often not for the better… The property surrounding the route up to the lookout tower is privately owned and due to liability headaches, the owner – CHY Company – have now posted “No Trespassing” signs on the routes in. As such, … Continue reading

Overcoming Dry Creek – Part 1 (or Turns Out… You Don’t Know Everything)
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Overcoming Dry Creek – Part 1 (or Turns Out… You Don’t Know Everything)

There’s a watershed that runs through Oregon House (where I grew up) known as the Dry Creek complex. It flows through Thousand Trails, Collins Lake, blah, blah, blah… When I was in college, a family friend mentioned an “easy” route one could take by floating on an inner tube late in the season (when water … Continue reading