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Photos, videos,
stories & maps of
softroading excursions throughout Oregon

Guidelines for respectful use of BLM lands, National Forests, and other public lands
Details about my
2012 Subaru Forester offroad backcountry camping build

Recovery equipment,
car camping &
other tips for safe & successful outings

.Explore your public lands

Beautiful wilderness + unpaved roads = compelling excursions 

Oregon (along with most western states) is rich with undeveloped public lands. The vast majority of these lands are managed by either the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the U.S. Forest Service, and to a lesser extent, the National Parks Service and other agencies.  These lands are served by a network of unpaved roads providing access to mostly unseen wildnerness and vistas. Navigating these little-used routes can be a fun and rewarding challenge.

This website is dedicated to respectful exploration of Oregon's public lands via what is often referred to as "softroading." While there are countless sites about more hardcore terrain-focused off-roading and overlanding mega-expeditions, my aim is to create a hub of information built specifically around enjoying soft roading exploration of Oregon wilderness areas, even for those who can't afford heavily modded off-road vehicles or can't frequently indulge in weeks-long excursions.

I explore Oregon backcountry in my lightly modified Subaru Forester, and document these Oregon excursions here. I'm also accumulating a list of excursion ideas in other western states . Wherever you are located, I hope you find these to be useful and inspiring.

See you out there!