April 5, 2019
For the past three years in a row, I’ve headed to Smith Rock for a camping trip in March or April to prep for early backpacking season.
March 31, 2019
This part of the Coast Range isn’t very popular for hiking but it’s a nice alternative to the Gorge in the spring. I especially love the fern-covered hillsides and the alders along the creek.
March 2, 2019
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 […]
February 17, 2019
Snowshoeing next to the Salmon River in an old-growth rainforest.
January 27, 2019
The trail to the summit of Kings Mountain is steep – with 1,000 ft of elevation gain per mile for 2.5 miles – that’s STEEP.
January 21, 2019
At Beacon Rock State Park, several former logging roads have been gated and turned into trails for hikers and equestrians. Beacon Rock and Hamilton Mountain are the more popular destinations here, while Hardy Ridge is far less crowded.
January 12, 2019
This is a great conditioning hike that starts at the Wahkeena trailhead, goes up to Wahkeena Springs, over to Angels Rest, then up to Devils Rest before heading back down to the Vista Point Trail and finally, returning to the Wahkeena Trail and the trailhead.
January 5, 2019
The Herman Creek Trail is one of the areas that was damaged in the September 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. This hike has been a favorite trail of mine for awhile, so I was curious to see how it fared after the fire.
December 30, 2018
Shuttle hike on the Clackamas River Trail: Fish Creek to Indian Henry trailhead
December 22, 2018
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.