trip reports

Mount Hood

October 4, 2019

Salmon River Canyon backpack

Two nights of magical backpacking in a wet forest full of mushrooms and trees dripping with lichens.

September 22, 2019

McNeil Point hike

September is a great time to hike to McNeil Point on Mount Hood! 11.2 miles 2,600 ft gain  

February 17, 2019

Old Salmon River Trail Snowshoe

Snowshoeing next to the Salmon River in an old-growth rainforest.

November 25, 2018

Old Salmon River hike

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

Mount Hood – Burnt Lake backpack

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

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.