trip reports


December 20, 2015

Salmon River Canyon

This is one of my favorite green forest hikes along a river. The trail parallels the Wild and Scenic Salmon River for several miles before climbing to a viewpoint of the canyon.

November 21, 2015

Herman Creek Trail

A recent wind storm caused a LOT of blow down on the trail. It was a bit like an obstacle course.

November 7, 2015

Nesika Lodge

Nesika Lodge is in the Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Basin. Starting at Multnomah Falls, it’s a 4 mile hike up with 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

November 5, 2015

Multnomah Creek

I spent my birthday hiking alongside Multnomah Creek, starting at Multnomah Falls and finishing with a post-hike lunch in the lodge.                  

October 18, 2015

Klicikitat River Trail

This section of the Klickitat River Trail is near where it enters the Columbia River at Lyle, Washington.

October 4, 2015

Bald Mountain Ridge on Mount Hood

Beginning at the Top Spur trailhead, we hiked around Bald Mountain, along Bald Mountain Ridge and up to several tarns below McNeil Point. In early October, there were nice fall colors along the trail.

September 20, 2015

Blue Lake backpacking

Beginning at the Thomas Lake trailhead, we hiked in to Blue Lake for a one night backpacking trip.

September 12, 2015

Crater Lake: Garfield Peak

Garfield Peak is located next to the Crater Lake Lodge. Panoramic views in all directions from the top are worth the moderate hike up.  

September 11, 2015

Crater Lake: Wizard Island

Hike on a volcano within a volcano at Crater Lake.

August 16, 2015

Backpacking in the Wallowas Lakes Basin

Five day backpacking trip in the Wallowa Mountains in Eastern Oregon.