trip reports

Mount Hood

May 26, 2018

Boulder Ridge hike

This is a great conditioning hike, with a lot of elevation gain that isn’t too difficult.

May 4, 2018

Badger Creek backpack

Two night backpacking trip in Badger Creek Wilderness: We started at the Badger Creek trailhead and hiked in about 3.7 miles to set up camp.

January 28, 2018

Boulder Ridge hike

I love discovering new hikes… new to me, that is. A friend and I hiked Boulder Ridge today, accessed via the Wildwood Recreation Area near Mount Hood. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this one before… it’s a great conditioning hike.

January 14, 2018

White River backpack

My first backpacking trip of the year was a winter snow trip at Mount Hood.

January 1, 2018

Bennett Pass snowshoe

To ring in the New Year, we headed to Bennett Pass for a snowshoe hike with views. Just across from the parking lot was Mount Hood with blue skies! A heavy layer of fog covered the surrounding lowlands, including the Hood River Valley.

October 6, 2017

Bald Mountain via Lolo Pass

I’ve hiked around Bald Mountain several times on the way to McNeal Point, but this is the first time I did the hike from the PCT at Lolo Pass and went to the summit of Bald Mountain.

September 23, 2017

Burnt Lake backpacking trip

Two night backpacking trip at Burnt Lake, with a day hike to East Zigzag Mountain

September 18, 2017

Burnt Lake + East Zigzag Mountain day hike

This is a day hike to Burnt Lake, continuing partway up East Zigzag Mountain.

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.

January 28, 2017

Tamanawas Falls snowshoe

This is an easy snowshoe that follows a creek to a beautiful waterfall.