Your Guide to Hiking, Backpacking & Camping in the Pacific Northwest
Looking for a place to go hiking? These lists of hikes include options by area as well as by categories such as Best Waterfall Hikes, Conditioning Hikes, and more.
I’ll never get tired of lush, green Coast Range scenery. On today’s hike, we marveled at all of the different types of mosses and lichens.
Accidents happen… be prepared to deal with them by taking a first aid kit with medical supplies. This is what I carry.
Utilizing lightweight layers allows you to adjust your wardrobe for anything nature throws your way. In this post, learn more about base layers, mid-layers and outer layers for hiking.
The Altitude Sun Hoodie from Outdoor Vitals is the lightest top layer option available – both in weight and in breathability. Made from a moisture-wicking mesh-like fabric, this is my top choice for hiking in hot weather.
The ten essentials are all about being prepared. While you may not need all of these items on every trip, they can make a big difference when the unexpected happens.
The best backpacking destinations in the Pacific Northwest, listed by types of trips including beginner trips, trips featuring panoramic mountain scenery, rivers and streams, and more.
The Duckabush River Trail is located on the Hood Canal side of the Olympic Peninsula and makes for a great early season backpacking trip with multiple camp areas in low elevation forest next to the scenic river.
My backpacking gear list is based on an approach that is lightweight while providing enough comfort items to make trips enjoyable.
I’ve been looking for warmer base layers to wear on cold weather camping and backpacking trips and these heavy and midweight merino wool items from Woolx fit that bill.
Get the most out of trips by tailoring plans to meet your needs and interests with the “How to Plan Backpacking Trips” PDF guide. I’ve used this method to plan over 70 backpacking trips throughout Oregon and Washington.
The key to meal planning for backpacking is to bring food that is calorie dense and lightweight. Backpacking is hard work, so it’s important to provide your body with enough to sustain you without weighing down your pack.
These are my favorite campgrounds for tent camping near scenic locations with hiking trails, including at the Oregon Coast, Redwoods National Park, Mount Rainier, Central Oregon and more.
On this four night camping trip in the Redwoods National Park, we camped at Elk Prairie campground and hiked multiple trails to see giant and majestic redwoods.
Once backpacking season is over, I turn to my Honda CR-V for camping adventures during the rainy season. This one-person setup is easy to install without removing any of the car seats.
When I’m overnighting in my SUV camper, I like to keep tasks like cooking simple. Both in the amount of work involved, and in the types of gear that I bring.
The Big Agnes Bunk House 4 tent is like having a cozy cabin for camping. It’s large enough to stand up inside, has plenty of room for two cots, and the attached awning makes a great front porch for hanging out.
In this Middle Eastern-style rice bowl, roasted vegetables are combined with chicken and rice and topped with a yogurt-tahini sauce spiced with cumin and garlic.
This book covers hiking in each of Oregon’s Seven Wonders: the Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, Painted Hills, Smith Rock, Crater Lake, and the Wallowas.
Whether you consider yourself a beginning backpacker or just want to brush up on your skills, this book will help you plan a trip, learn about gear options, and provide tips for your time on the trail and at camp.
This cookbook is for adventurers who want healthier, higher quality, and better tasting food on trips and don’t mind spending time on food prep in order to have a better meal experience.