December 15, 2014
Winter days on the coast are fantastic when the conditions are right. On this day, it was warmer than in Portland and sunny.
November 29, 2014
Located in the Multnomah Basin area of the Columbia River Gorge, the Trails Club of Oregon’s Nesika Lodge is accessible via hiking in either from Multnomah Falls, or from the Larch Mountain Road. We drove in on the access road and hiked in about two miles, then spent the weekend at the lodge.
October 18, 2014
The Hoh Rain Forest is one of the wettest places in the continental United States, with an average of 150+ inches of rain every year. This trail along the Hoh River is filled with many shades of green – in the form of tall evergreen trees and in the mosses and lichens hanging from every surface.
October 17, 2014
A rain forest loop hike near Lake Quinault Lodge.
October 11, 2014
Smith Rock State Park, located in Central Oregon’s high desert, is a rock climber’s haven, with several thousand climbs in the park.
October 9, 2014
A close-in hike with sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.
October 4, 2014
This is a short loop hike through forest and meadows to two waterfalls in the Mount Hood Meadows ski resort area.
September 27, 2014
This is one of my favorite hikes for amazing fall color, with several subalpine lakes and views of surrounding mountains.
September 21, 2014
Hike from Thomas Lake to Blue Lake with fall colors in beautiful meadows.
September 18, 2014
Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon