trip reports

May 17, 2018

Redwoods National Park camping + hiking

Four day camping + hiking trip in northern California’s Redwoods National Park

May 12, 2018

Hardy Ridge hike

Hardy Ridge is located in Beacon Rock State Park in Southwest Washington. We started at the equestrian trailhead and did the loop counter-clockwise. 

May 4, 2018

Badger Creek backpack

Two night backpacking trip in Badger Creek Wilderness: We started at the Badger Creek trailhead and hiked in about 3.7 miles to set up camp.

April 20, 2018

Smith Rock Summit Trail

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

Neahkahnie Mountain hike

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

Mount Rainier snow backpack

This was my fourth snow backpack trip and first time at Mount Rainier in the winter.

February 3, 2018

Clackamas River Trail hike

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

Boulder Ridge hike

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

White River backpack

My first backpacking trip of the year was a winter snow trip at Mount Hood.

January 1, 2018

Bennett Pass snowshoe

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.