trip reports

November 29, 2019

Cape Horn hike

Cape Horn is located on the Columbia River in Washington, near the town of Washougal. The full loop hike is open from July 16 to January 31 each year. The upper section is open all year, but the lower section is closed from February to July 15 for peregrine falcon habitat.

November 23, 2019

Angels Rest sunset hike

Angels Rest is a classic location for a sunset hike. The views at the top are amazing, and it’s not too far to hike out in the dark. Just make sure to take a headlamp!

November 17, 2019

Boulder Ridge to Huckleberry Mountain hike

Wanting a good conditioning hike on a foggy and rainy day, we got a little more adventure than we anticipated when it got pitch dark for the last two miles of our hike.

November 3, 2019

Larch Mountain Crater hike

For this loop hike, we started at the Upper Larch Mountain trailhead before the road closes for the season. It was a clear sunny day, and views from Sherrard Point were amazing.

October 27, 2019

Silver Star Mountain hike

For this loop hike, I was hoping to find an alternate route to Silver Star that was less steep and rocky than the Grouse Vista trail. I found out that the Tarbell trail is not less steep or rocky, but it was interesting.

October 12, 2019

Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

The classic loop from Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls… beauty in every season.

October 4, 2019

Salmon River Canyon backpack

Two nights of magical backpacking in a wet forest full of mushrooms and trees dripping with lichens.

September 22, 2019

McNeil Point hike

September is a great time to hike to McNeil Point on Mount Hood! 11.2 miles 2,600 ft gain  

September 15, 2019

Oregon Badlands Wilderness hike

While camping at Smith Rock State Park over the weekend, two friends and I explored the Oregon Badlands Wilderness on a day hike. This was our first time visiting here, and we didn’t know what to expect other than it would be hot.

August 25, 2019

North Cascades: Copper Ridge backpack

This is definitely a trip I’ll never forget. We had permits for an epic campsite on Copper Ridge with views of endless peaks (including some in Canada!), and I saw my first ever BEAR on the trail right in front of me as we hiked out.