trip reports


July 16, 2010

Sea Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Our first trip to the San Juan Islands for camping at Orcas Island and a day of sea kayaking at Sucia Island.

July 4, 2010

Yachats & Cape Perpetua

Yachats is a small town on the central Oregon coast with varied terrain and plenty of areas to explore.

June 13, 2010

Ramona Falls

This hike starts in the Sandy River glacial floodplain, then enters a forest with moss, lichens and rhododendrons in the understory of tall evergreens, to 120 ft. tall Ramona Falls cascading down a wall of basalt.

May 29, 2010

Wahkeena Falls

The Wahkeena Falls hike is a good spring conditioner. The beginning is steep with many switchbacks. On this day, the wildflowers were displaying spectacular form.

May 2, 2010

Old Salmon River Trail

The Old Salmon River Trail is an easy flat hike through old-growth forest.

April 12, 2010

Crescent Beach

A beautiful, clear and warm day at the beach. This time, we had the beach all to ourselves for about an hour. This is now our favorite beach and a great place for agates.

April 4, 2010

Wahclella Falls

This is an easy short hike in the Gorge. We’ve been having a lot of rain, so there was more water here than the last time we did this hike a few years ago in the summer. The wildflowers are just starting to bloom.

March 27, 2010

Chapman Beach

A partly sunny day in the mid-60s at north end of Cannon Beach… a great get-away.

February 21, 2010

Oneonta Creek Trail

This is the trail that goes to Triple Falls, but instead of starting at Horsetail Falls and going over the Oneonta Gorge, we started at the Oneonta Creek trailhead located 1/2 mile west of Horsetail Falls.

February 7, 2010

Crescent Beach

We’ve been having an unusually warm winter this year, and we’ve been able to spend quite a bit of time at the beach.