Oregon Coast + Coast Range
December 30, 2017
Located in the Oregon Coast Range, Gales Creek is close enough for a quick hike without spending too much time getting there and back. On this day, the water in Gales Creek and it’s tributary streams was running higher than I’ve ever seen it.
November 18, 2017
Located on Cascade Head, the trail to Harts Cove is only open from July 16 to December 31. Part of the Nature Conservancy’s Cascade Head Preserve, researchers are working to protect the endangered Oregon silverspot butterfly, rare wildflowers, and native grasses.
September 11, 2017
Cape Lookout State Park is my favorite place for camping on the Oregon Coast, and has been a tradition for my husband and I to camp here every year since we moved to Oregon ten years ago.
May 28, 2017
The wildflowers are in full bloom at Saddle Mountain!
May 27, 2017
Gales Creek is located in Oregon’s Coast Range, just off highway 6. It’s a good place to go for a quick hike that’s not crowded, and a short drive from Portland.
February 26, 2017
Hug Point State Recreation Area, located five miles south of Cannon Beach, has geological and historical features, including a seasonal waterfall, an old stagecoach road, and several caves carved into the sandstone cliffs by erosion.
May 15, 2016
Crescent Beach is one of my favorite locations on the Oregon Coast. The beach can only be reached via a 1.2 mile hike through muddy coastal forest.
February 15, 2016
Gales Creek is located just off Highway 6, about 40 minutes from Portland. The trail parallels the creek for most of the hike, going up and down, again and again. 7 miles, 1,200 ft. gain
July 13, 2015
Backpacking trip through muddy conditions to a hiker’s camp on Tillamook Head.
July 4, 2015
Three days of camping and exploring at Cape Perpetua on the Central Oregon coast: tide pools with purple sea urchins, an old-growth coastal forest hike, pounding surf at Thor’s Well and Devil’s Churn, and even a spouting whale to top it all off (sorry, no whale photos).