January 1, 2024
While camping at Silver Falls State Park over the New Year’s holiday, I explored trails in the park’s backcountry. There are no waterfalls in this part of the park, but there is plenty of beauty and solitude.
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November 26, 2023
While camping at Washburne State Park, I did a loop hike from the campground to Heceta Head lighthouse and back to camp via the Hobbit Trail and beach.
November 18, 2023
Located next Mount Hood, this hike to Mirror Lake and Tom Dick Harry Mountain includes a scenic subalpine lake, a forest filled with rhododendrons, and panoramic views from the rocky peak.
October 24, 2023
Located in Oregon’s Coast Range, the Step Creek Loop is an easy hike that’s great for a cloudy or rainy day.
October 5, 2023
If you can only do one hike at Mount Rainier National Park, this incredibly scenic loop takes you from the meadows at Paradise to high above treeline on the mountain.
June 17, 2023
I’ve been enjoying hiking on less traveled trails recently. This section of the PCT near the Panther Creek campground had plenty of solitude, several unexpected wildflowers, and two great viewpoints.
May 23, 2023
This scenic loop hike in the Redwoods National Park offers more solitude than those located closer to the Prairie Creek visitors center.
May 22, 2023
This easy loop hike is a great way to see some of the largest redwoods in the Redwoods National Park at Prairie Creek.
April 23, 2023
I’ll never get tired of lush, green Coast Range scenery. On today’s hike, we marveled at all of the different types of mosses and lichens.
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