July 21, 2007

Hamilton Mountain

Hike to a cliff ridge below Hamilton Mountain on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.

July 15, 2007

Wahclella Falls

Our former neighbors from Kansas were in Portland for a visit and we took them to Wahclella Falls for a hike.

July 8, 2007

First camping experience & the three capes

This is my first ever camping experience. We were at Jones Creek campground at the Wilson River in the Coastal Mountains.

June 25, 2007

Elowah Falls & Wahclella Falls

We were looking for shorter hikes that we can take people on who don’t want to do a strenuous workout… I think both of these will work for that.

June 23, 2007

Wilson River: Jones Creek

The Wilson River is in the Coast Range and is great for fishing. We walked along the Wilson River Trail, which follows the river and then climbs into heavy forest high above the river.

June 10, 2007

Memaloose Lake hike

This was our first elevation hike… the trailhead is at 3,450 elevation and we climbed about another 1,000 feet. At the top is a small sub-alpine lake and an option to go higher to the top of a small mountain.

May 9, 2007

Wahkeena Falls & Springs

Right after parking in a large lot right off the old Columbia River Highway, you can see the falls and a small bridge. The water runs all the way from the top of the mountain from springs that come directly out of the ground at the top.

May 6, 2007

Silver Falls State Park

Our first hike in Oregon, we went on the 10 waterfalls hike at Silver Falls State Park, but we shortened it a bit and hiked for about 5 miles.