April 20, 2018
For the second year in a row, I headed to Smith Rock State Park with friends to camp and get out of the spring rain.
March 11, 2018
A conditioning hike to Neahkahnie Mountain, starting at the Short Sands trailhead and following the Oregon Coast Trail to the top of Neahkahnie.
February 10, 2018
This was my fourth snow backpack trip and first time at Mount Rainier in the winter.
February 3, 2018
A short hike along the Clackamas River Trail, starting at the Indian Henry trailhead and stopping at the Narrows for a relaxing lunch.
January 28, 2018
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
My first backpacking trip of the year was a winter snow trip at Mount Hood.
January 1, 2018
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.
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.
December 17, 2017
8.7 mile loop hike at Silver Falls State Park
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.