trip reports

Columbia River Gorge (OR)

October 22, 2016

Larch Mountain Crater hike

Loop hike at the top of Larch Mountain

May 28, 2016

Wahtum Lake backpacking

Wahtum Lake is located west of Hood River, between Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. There are many trails that cross through this area, including Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and the PCT.

March 27, 2016

Wahkeena Creek hike

Starting at the Wahkeena Falls trailhead, we hiked up to the source of Wahkeena Creek, a spring that comes up out of the ground and then cascades down the hillside as a creek.

November 21, 2015

Herman Creek Trail

A recent wind storm caused a LOT of blow down on the trail. It was a bit like an obstacle course.

November 7, 2015

Nesika Lodge

Nesika Lodge is in the Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Basin. Starting at Multnomah Falls, it’s a 4 mile hike up with 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

November 5, 2015

Multnomah Creek

I spent my birthday hiking alongside Multnomah Creek, starting at Multnomah Falls and finishing with a post-hike lunch in the lodge.                  

April 26, 2015

Triple Falls

The trail to Triple Falls sustained significant damage in the fall of 2014 and was closed until a few weeks ago. This has long been one of my favorite places in Oregon, with four waterfalls, moss-covered trees and rocks, and two beautiful creeks.

April 5, 2015

Herman Creek Pinnacles

The basalt monoliths on this hike aren’t the only interesting feature: a metal footbridge over lovely Herman Creek, wispy Pacific Crest Falls, and a mossy section of lava boulders add to the appeal.

January 31, 2015

Herman Creek trail to Casey Creek

A lesser-known alternative to the popular Eagle Creek trail, the Herman Creek trail doesn’t have as many waterfalls, but it also doesn’t have the steep trail drop-offs or the crowds.

January 24, 2015

Wahkeena-Multnomah Waterfall Loop

On this classic Columbia River Gorge hike, view six waterfalls, including Oregon’s highest, and hike alongside two cascading spring fed creeks meandering through lush greenery, and old-growth Douglas fir.