trip reports


December 28, 2007

Snowshoeing to Mirror Lake

This was our first snowshoeing experience. The snow was about 4-6 feet deep on the trail and was thick on the trees.

November 24, 2007

Old Salmon River Trail

Near Mount Hood, this trail goes through old-growth forest and runs along the Salmon River the entire length.

November 17, 2007

Horsetail Falls to Triple Falls

It was raining the entire time we were on this hike. The first quarter mile of the hike is a steep section with switchbacks and a recent storm had caused rock slides down the entire hillside.

October 27, 2007

Wahkeena Multnomah loop

Beginning at Wahkeena Falls, this is a loop hike to Multnomah Falls that includes many waterfalls.

September 9, 2007

Cape Lookout camping & cape hike

We camped for two nights and hiked to the end of Cape Lookout from the campsite. The first part of the hike is through the coastal forest along the ocean and has lots of up and down climbs. The second part is on the actual Cape.

September 1, 2007

Saddle Mountain

From the top of Saddle Mountain are views of Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson to the east and the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River to the north and west.

August 26, 2007

Gales Creek: Low Divide Trail

We had intended to hike Gales Creek in the Coastal Range and ended up on the Low Divide Trail instead.

August 11, 2007

Mirror Lake & Tom Dick Harry Mountain

With amazing views of Mount Hood, this is a hike to the summit of Tom Dick Mountain via Mirror Lake.

July 23, 2007

Ecola Point to Indian Beach

Ecola State Park is along the coast between Cannon Beach and Seaside. The hike starts at the Ecola Point parking lot and goes through the forest and hills next to the ocean.

July 22, 2007

Camping at Elk Creek

Elk Creek is in the Tillamook Forest in the Coastal Mountains. The camp sites are all in walk-in tent sites situated at the confluence of Elk Creek and the Wilson River.