hikes

HIKES BY YEAR: 2017

November 18, 2017

Hart’s Cove hike

Located on Cascade Head, the trail to Harts Cove is only open from July 16 to December 31. Part of the Nature Conservancy’s Cascade Head Preserve, researchers are working to protect the endangered Oregon silverspot butterfly, rare wildflowers, and native grasses.

October 14, 2017

Little North Santiam River Trail

With snow levels in the Cascades dropping to 4,000 feet last week, we headed to the green forest for a hike next to the Little North Santiam River. 

October 8, 2017

Indian Heaven Wilderness: Blue Lake hike

I didn’t think I’d get a chance to go here this year due to a wildfire, but parts of the area reopened just in time to see this subalpine splendor in brilliant fall color.

October 6, 2017

Bald Mountain via Lolo Pass

I’ve hiked around Bald Mountain several times on the way to McNeal Point, but this is the first time I did the hike from the PCT at Lolo Pass and went to the summit of Bald Mountain.

September 23, 2017

Burnt Lake backpacking trip

Two night backpacking trip at Burnt Lake, with a day hike to East Zigzag Mountain

September 18, 2017

Burnt Lake + East Zigzag Mountain day hike

This is a day hike to Burnt Lake, continuing partway up East Zigzag Mountain.

September 11, 2017

Cape Lookout camping trip

Cape Lookout State Park is my favorite place for camping on the Oregon Coast, and has been a tradition for my husband and I to camp here every year since we moved to Oregon ten years ago.

August 23, 2017

North Cascades backpacking trip

Three night backpacking trip in the Cascade Pass, Sahale Arm, Pelton Basin and Basin Creek areas

August 9, 2017

Goat Rocks Wilderness backpacking

Three night backpacking trip in the Snowgrass Flats/Lily Basin area in Goat Rocks Wilderness

July 31, 2017

Rampart Lakes + Alta Mountain backpacking trip

Three night backpacking trip to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington’s Cascades