hikes

HIKES BY YEAR: 2017

July 2, 2017

Silver Star Mountain

This is a great year for wildflowers on Silver Star Mountain! We took the Grouse Vista trailhead from the south side of Silver Star. The trail is steep, with large gravel and rocks for most of the way.

June 22, 2017

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Three night backpacking trip at Shi Shi Beach, located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

June 11, 2017

Herman Creek to Casey Creek

Herman Creek is less visited than most areas on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. With several trail options, it’s a great place for a cloudy day.

June 1, 2017

Yosemite National Park

For my first visit to Yosemite National Park, we stayed in the tent cabins at Half Dome Village and explored a bit.

May 31, 2017

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

A quick trip to northern California’s Redwoods National Park.

May 28, 2017

Saddle Mountain

The wildflowers are in full bloom at Saddle Mountain!

May 27, 2017

Gales Creek

Gales Creek is located in Oregon’s Coast Range, just off highway 6. It’s a good place to go for a quick hike that’s not crowded, and a short drive from Portland.

May 19, 2017

Hoh River Rainforest backpack

Two night backpacking trip in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula rainforest

May 14, 2017

Salmon River Canyon hike

This is a relatively easy/moderate hike next to the Salmon River through a forest with old-growth evergreens to a canyon viewpoint.

April 28, 2017

Smith Rock Summit Trail

Smith Rock State Park is consistently less rainy in the spring, and after having to cancel yet another backpacking trip, I headed here again for two nights of camping and hiking.