Oregon and Washington's Roadside Ecology

33 Easy Walks Through the Region’s Amazing Natural Areas


By Roddy Scheer

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Discover natural history secrets hiding in plain sight

Have you ever seen a raging river disappear completely into a lava tube? Petrified subtropical plants in the middle of a high desert? Do you know how a 10,000-year-old argillite boulder can wind up 800 miles away from any similar rocks? In this insightful guide, environmental journalist and photographer Roddy Scheer reveals the hidden stories of the Pacific Northwest’s unique ecosystems and teaches you how to “read a landscape,” as you explore 33 spectacular natural areas. All hikes are within easy walking distance of the road, less than two miles long, and include clues to deciphering the terrain—making Oregon and Washington’s Roadside Ecology a must-have guide to some of the area’s most spectacular and unusual natural sights.

  • “A must-have guide to some of the area’s most spectacular and unusual natural sights." —The Good Men Project

On Sale
Mar 29, 2022
Page Count
368 pages
Timber Press

Roddy Scheer

Roddy Scheer

About the Author

Roddy Scheer is a journalist and photographer specializing in environmental issues, the outdoors, and travel. When he is not out in the field taking pictures, Roddy produces EarthTalk, a weekly environmental Q&A column syndicated to more than 1,000 news outlets reaching more than  6 million readers. He has served as a regular contributor to E-The Environmental MagazineSeattle MagazineNorthwest TravelAmerican PhotoPhotoMediaWildflower, and others. His books include Oregon and Washington’s Roadside Ecology and Yellowstone and Grand Teton’s Best Nature Walks. He is a three-time Society of Professional Journalists “Excellence in Journalism” winner.

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