Cabin fever, as well being a terrible slasher-horror film a few years ago is a defined ailment – ‘irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors…. during the winter’.
For me, cabin fever does not only exist in winter, it can happen anytime if I spend too long indoors. And after spending several weeks confined to a classroom with training for work the first thing I wanted to do when I landed was head outdoors. Weeks of air-conditioned rooms and overland flights were catching up with me. In California, especially here in the more northern part we are blessed with numerous beautiful places to visit – Yosemite, Big Sur, Napa just to name a few. But it was Memorial Day weekend, and last minute weekend getaways were all but booked up. So we packed up the car and instead set out for the Oregon wilderness.
This was our first exploration of the state of Oregon. And we were not disappointed. It was everything people had described and I had imagined. Green, daunting, and exponential. Definitely the opposite of cabin fever.