trip reports

Columbia River Gorge (OR)

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 12, 2019

Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

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

January 12, 2019

Wahkeena-Angels-Devils-Rest loop hike

This is a great conditioning hike that starts at the Wahkeena trailhead, goes up to Wahkeena Springs, over to Angels Rest, then up to Devils Rest before heading back down to the Vista Point Trail and finally, returning to the Wahkeena Trail and the trailhead.

January 5, 2019

Herman Creek Trail to Casey Creek

The Herman Creek Trail is one of the areas that was damaged in the September 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. This hike hasĀ been a favorite trail of mine for awhile, so I was curious to see how it fared after the fire.

December 15, 2018

After the fire: Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

Ever since the Eagle Creek Fire broke out in September 2017, most of the trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge have been closed. When the trails from Angels Rest to Multnomah Falls recently reopened after restoration work, I was anxious to see how one of my favorite loop hikes fared.

June 23, 2018

Tomlike Mountain hike

Beginning at Wahtum Lake, we hiked to the narrow open ridge and summit of Tomlike Mountain.

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.

April 24, 2017

Herman Creek to Indian Point loop hike

A wet and foggy conditioning hike to Indian Point via Herman Creek, Nick Eaton Way and Gorton Creek Trails.

April 17, 2017

Wahkeena-Angels-Devils loop hike

This loop hike starts at the Wahkeena Falls trailhead, then takes the Angels Rest Trail to Wahkeena Spring and on to Angels Rest and up to Devils Rest.

April 1, 2017

Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls loop hike

Spring is my favorite time of year to hike in the Columbia River Gorge. The waterfalls and streams are running full (especially with the amount of rain we’ve had this year!), and everything is super green.