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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though my column certainly doesn’t stray away from uncomfortable topics, I tend to leave politics alone, but the proposal put forth by members of the Trump Administration to further commercialize and privatize the National Park System is ghastly.

Climbing Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, was the literal high point of a recent three-plus weeks visit to Wales and England, but it wasn’t the most wow-inducing hike. Much like Oregon, Wales is a country of contrasts, from mountainous-like Snowdon to valleys beautifully bisected with…

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From now until March or April, fishing opportunities are greatly diminished. Seasons close, waters freeze and weather complicates the few remaining choices. As an angler, it’s easy to become frustrated, dejected and focus on what you no longer have. The sunshine and warmth is replaced with c…