trip reports


November 30, 2008

Salmon River Canyon

The Central Salmon River is in a beautiful area near Zigzag… and is easily accessed unlike some hikes that require driving on multiple forest service roads that wind and twist on one lane up and through the mountains.

November 23, 2008

Eagle Creek

The Eagle Creek trail was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The trail is beside Eagle Creek, and has several waterfalls.

October 12, 2008

Silver Falls

The Trail of 10 Falls at Silver Falls State Park has three waterfalls that you can walk behind. We hiked the Canyon Trail and the Rim Trail.

October 5, 2008

Herman Creek Pinnacles

Herman Creek Pinnacles in the Columbia River Gorge on a fall day.

September 28, 2008

McNeil Point & Ridge

The McNeil Point shelter is at about 6,100 ft. at the timberline at the base of Mount Hood.

September 20, 2008

Larch Mountain Upper Loop

Larch Mountain, an old volcano that last erupted over four million years ago, is a prominent high spot in the Columbia River Gorge that you can drive to in the summer and fall months and then hike in a loop with lots of options to go farther if you want.

September 14, 2008

McNeil Point

This hike on Mount Hood starts on the Top Spur trail and connects to the Timberline Trail.

September 7, 2008

Cape Lookout camping

Camping at the coast means that you never really know what the weather will be like. This time, that meant being prepared for cooler weather.

August 3, 2008

Hamilton Mountain

At the summit of Hamilton Mountain, there are great views of Mount Adams and the western Columbia River Gorge.

July 26, 2008

Tom Dick Harry Mountain

It was a very overcast, cloudy day for this hike, so we didn’t get the great views of Mount Hood that we saw last July when we did the same hike, however, being in the clouds has a different kind of appeal.