October 4, 2019
Two nights of magical backpacking in a wet forest full of mushrooms and trees dripping with lichens.
September 22, 2019
September is a great time to hike to McNeil Point on Mount Hood! 11.2 miles 2,600 ft gain
February 17, 2019
Snowshoeing next to the Salmon River in an old-growth rainforest.
November 25, 2018
The Old Salmon River Trail is located near Mount Hood and the small town of Welches, Oregon. This is an easy trail that’s great for a quick getaway, with plenty of lush green eye candy in the form of moss and ferns.
October 13, 2018
A friend and I wanted to get in one last backpacking trip before the season ended, so we decided to spend two nights at Burnt Lake, located on the west side of Mount Hood.
May 26, 2018
This is a great conditioning hike, with a lot of elevation gain that isn’t too difficult.
May 4, 2018
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
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
My first backpacking trip of the year was a winter snow trip at Mount Hood.
January 1, 2018
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.