trip reports

Portland + Willamette Foothills

March 2, 2019

Forest Park: Maple-Wildwood loop

I’ve only been to Forest Park a couple of times so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this loop hike. With snow covering most of the trails I usually hike on, I turned to a new book for local hikes: “Portland Urban Hikes“, written by a friend of mine, Eli Boschetto. While […]

December 30, 2018

Clackamas River Trail hike

Shuttle hike on the Clackamas River Trail: Fish Creek to Indian Henry trailhead

December 22, 2018

Trail of Ten Waterfalls

The Trail of 10 Waterfalls hike in Silver Falls State Park is a waterfall lover’s dream. In the winter, the park has more water in the falls and fewer crowds… a perfect time to visit.

February 3, 2018

Clackamas River Trail hike

A short hike along the Clackamas River Trail, starting at the Indian Henry trailhead and stopping at the Narrows for a relaxing lunch.

December 17, 2017

Silver Falls State Park

8.7 mile loop hike at Silver Falls State Park

October 14, 2017

Little North Santiam River Trail

With snow levels in the Cascades dropping to 4,000 feet last week, we headed to the green forest for a hike next to the Little North Santiam River. 

February 23, 2017

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Almost every day, I go on a long walk with my dog, Astrid. I’m lucky to live close to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, so when I go on a 4 mile walk from my house, 2 of those miles are on trails.

July 26, 2015

Opal Creek

A hike along the Little North Santiam River, with old sawmill and mine equipment and the town of Jawbone Flats.

February 14, 2015

Trail of Ten Waterfalls

The Trail of 10 Falls hike in Silver Falls State Park is a waterfall lover’s dream. It’s popular and crowded, but with more waterfalls that can be seen on any hike in the region and beautiful creeks running through the entire canyon, it is well worth a visit.

May 6, 2014

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This garden is about 1-1/2 miles from my home, so it’s nice to go for a long walk and then meander through the garden, especially in the spring when the shrubs are blooming.