Mount Hood

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.

April 10, 2016

Salmon River Canyon hike

The Salmon River begins on Mount Hood, and winds through the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness before it joins the Sandy River. This hike goes through old-growth forest next to the river, climbing to a viewpoint about 600 feet above it.

February 6, 2016

Winter Backpacking: White River Canyon

For my first winter backpacking trip, we went to the White River SnoPark and hiked in about 1-1/2 miles.

January 30, 2016

Snowshoeing: Lower and Upper Twin Lakes

Beginning at the Frog Lake SnoPark, we took the PCT north to a junction with the Twin Lakes trail and hiked to Lower and Upper Twin Lakes.

January 23, 2016

Snowshoeing: White River SnoPark

White River SnoPark, Mount Hood

January 9, 2016

Snowshoeing: Tamanawas Falls

Snowshoe hike to Tamanawas Falls through the prettiest winter forest of them all.

December 20, 2015

Salmon River Canyon

This is one of my favorite green forest hikes along a river. The trail parallels the Wild and Scenic Salmon River for several miles before climbing to a viewpoint of the canyon.

October 4, 2015

Bald Mountain Ridge on Mount Hood

Beginning at the Top Spur trailhead, we hiked around Bald Mountain, along Bald Mountain Ridge and up to several tarns below McNeil Point. In early October, there were nice fall colors along the trail.

January 18, 2015

Snowshoeing at the White River Canyon

The White River Canyon is located on the south side of Mount Hood. On clear days, this is one of the best places to be, with fantastic views of the mountain.

January 11, 2015

Snowshoeing at Timberline Lodge

For January, the snow levels are quite low this year, but at Timberline Lodge, there is almost always enough for snowshoeing. An added bonus is spending time at the wonderful lodge, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp.