July 29, 2016

Jefferson Park backpacking

Two night backpacking trip to Jefferson Park in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon

July 14, 2016

Goat Rocks / Snowgrass Flats

My first time in Goat Rocks Wilderness, but definitely not my last.

July 2, 2016

Siouxon Creek 3 night backpacking

While waiting for the alpine areas in the mountains to be snow-free, we decided to spend more time at Siouxon, staying for three nights so we would have time to do more exploration.

June 25, 2016

Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista hike

Grouse Vista is a southern trailhead for Silver Star Mountain. Better roads, same great views at the top.

May 28, 2016

Wahtum Lake backpacking

Wahtum Lake is located west of Hood River, between Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. There are many trails that cross through this area, including Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and the PCT.

May 15, 2016

Crescent Beach hike

Crescent Beach is one of my favorite locations on the Oregon Coast. The beach can only be reached via a 1.2 mile hike through muddy coastal forest.

May 7, 2016

Siouxon Creek backpacking, again!

I can’t get enough of Siouxon, so I went again with two friends. This time, our campsite was near the Wildcat Trail.

April 10, 2016

Salmon River Canyon hike

The Salmon River begins on Mount Hood, and winds through the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness before it joins the Sandy River. This hike goes through old-growth forest next to the river, climbing to a viewpoint about 600 feet above it.

April 2, 2016

backpacking at Siouxon Creek

One of my favorite places is a hike through one of the greenest forests around, with the clear waters of Siouxon Creek next to the trail. This is a good place for early season backpacking.    

March 27, 2016

Wahkeena Creek hike

Starting at the Wahkeena Falls trailhead, we hiked up to the source of Wahkeena Creek, a spring that comes up out of the ground and then cascades down the hillside as a creek.