trip reports

2019

November 3, 2019

Larch Mountain Crater hike

For this loop hike, we started at the Upper Larch Mountain trailhead before the road closes for the season. It was a clear sunny day, and views from Sherrard Point were amazing.

October 27, 2019

Silver Star Mountain hike

For this loop hike, I was hoping to find an alternate route to Silver Star that was less steep and rocky than the Grouse Vista trail. I found out that the Tarbell trail is not less steep or rocky, but it was interesting.

October 12, 2019

Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

The classic loop from Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls… beauty in every season.

October 4, 2019

Salmon River Canyon backpack

Two nights of magical backpacking in a wet forest full of mushrooms and trees dripping with lichens.

September 22, 2019

McNeil Point hike

September is a great time to hike to McNeil Point on Mount Hood! 11.2 miles 2,600 ft gain  

September 15, 2019

Oregon Badlands Wilderness hike

While camping at Smith Rock State Park over the weekend, two friends and I explored the Oregon Badlands Wilderness on a day hike. This was our first time visiting here, and we didn’t know what to expect other than it would be hot.

August 25, 2019

North Cascades: Copper Ridge backpack

This is definitely a trip I’ll never forget. We had permits for an epic campsite on Copper Ridge with views of endless peaks (including some in Canada!), and I saw my first ever BEAR on the trail right in front of me as we hiked out.

August 12, 2019

Goat Rocks backpack

Two night backpacking trip at Goat Rocks via Snowgrass and Lily Basin trails

August 1, 2019

Olympic Mountains – High Divide backpack

Five day backpacking loop on the High Divide trail, with one night at Deer Lake, two nights at Lunch Lake in the Seven Lakes Basin, and one night at Sol Duc Park.

July 18, 2019

Spectacle Lake backpack

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington is one of my favorite subalpine/mountain locations. Filled with granite slabs, over 700 mountain lakes, and peak after peak, it’s subalpine glory at its finest.