October 26, 2017
On the way to attend the Oregon Trails Summit in Bend, I stopped to do a solo hike at Smith Rock State Park. After crossing the bridge over the Crooked River, I took the Wolf Tree trail to the Burma Road trail, then the Summit trail around to the River trail and back to the […]
April 28, 2017
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.
March 11, 2017
To escape the last several weeks of never ending rain in Portland this spring, two friends and I headed to Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon for camping and hiking on the Summit Trail.
August 10, 2016
Three night backpacking trip to the Green Lakes area at the base of South Sister, with day hikes to Broken Top and Golden Lake.
July 29, 2016
Two night backpacking trip to Jefferson Park in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon
June 12, 2015
Two night camping trip at Smith Rock State Park. Our campsite had a view of nesting bald eagles… and beautiful rock formations.
October 11, 2014
Smith Rock State Park, located in Central Oregon’s high desert, is a rock climber’s haven, with several thousand climbs in the park.
September 1, 2014
Jefferson Park is a remarkable subalpine meadow and lake-filled basin at the base of Mount Jefferson. The Whitewater Trail provides one of the shortest and easiest routes to this premier area.
May 31, 2014
This hike is along the same river as the Opal Creek trail – the Little North Santiam River – but without the mining or sawmill relics or crowds.
September 6, 2010
The Lodge at Detroit Lake is a great place to stay and explore the Mount Jefferson, Opal Creek, Bull of the Woods or Three Fingered Jack areas.