trip reports

March 31, 2019

Gales Creek hike

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

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.

February 17, 2019

Old Salmon River Trail Snowshoe

Snowshoeing next to the Salmon River in an old-growth rainforest.

January 27, 2019

Kings Mountain

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

Hardy Ridge hike

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

Wahkeena-Angels-Devils-Rest loop hike

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

Herman Creek Trail to Casey Creek

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

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.

December 15, 2018

After the fire: Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

Ever since the Eagle Creek Fire broke out in September 2017, most of the trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge have been closed. When the trails from Angels Rest to Multnomah Falls recently reopened after restoration work, I was anxious to see how one of my favorite loop hikes fared.