about



I Heart Pacific Northwest is designed and written by Lisa Holmes, a graphic designer living in Portland, Oregon. When I’m not designing websites or print materials at my company, Yulan Studio, I like to spend time hiking and exploring the surrounding areas.

This site is a chronological history of every hike I’ve done since moving to Oregon from the Midwest in 2007.

hiking blog



March 15, 2015

South Gales Creek Trail

Popular with mountain bikers, the Gales Creek trail travels gently up and down the hillsides beside Gales Creek through a coastal rainforest of Douglas fir and red alders, with a thick understory of ferns and oxalis.