July 2, 2017
This is a great year for wildflowers on Silver Star Mountain! We took the Grouse Vista trailhead from the south side of Silver Star. The trail is steep, with large gravel and rocks for most of the way.
June 22, 2017
Three night backpacking trip at Shi Shi Beach, located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula
June 11, 2017
Herman Creek is less visited than most areas on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. With several trail options, it’s a great place for a cloudy day.
June 1, 2017
For my first visit to Yosemite National Park, we stayed in the tent cabins at Half Dome Village and explored a bit.
May 31, 2017
A quick trip to northern California’s Redwoods National Park.
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.
May 19, 2017
Two night backpacking trip in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula rainforest
May 14, 2017
This is a relatively easy/moderate hike next to the Salmon River through a forest with old-growth evergreens to a canyon viewpoint.
April 28, 2017
Smith Rock State Park is consistently less rainy in the spring, and after having to cancel yet another backpacking trip, I headed here again for two nights of camping and hiking.