hikes

HIKES BY YEAR: 2015

August 1, 2015

Crater Lake: Mount Scott

Hike to the top of Mount Scott to a working fire lookout. The highest point in the Crater Lake National Park, the summit is at 8,938 feet.

July 31, 2015

The Watchman hike at Crater Lake

The views of Crater Lake are great from the watch tower at the top of the Watchman trail. These photos were taken on a sunset hike.

July 31, 2015

Crater Lake

Various viewpoints at Crater Lake National Park

July 31, 2015

Castle Crest wildflower hike

This is a short and easy hike near the Steel Visitor’s Center. The wildflowers were much earlier this year, so there weren’t as many as there usually would be in late July or early August.

July 30, 2015

Salt Creek + Diamond Creek Falls

This is a short hike, located just off of Highway 58, with two waterfalls (including the second tallest in Oregon), a forest understory full of rhododendrons, interesting rustic bridges and rippling streams.

July 26, 2015

Opal Creek

A hike along the Little North Santiam River, with old sawmill and mine equipment and the town of Jawbone Flats.

July 19, 2015

Wallowas: Hurricane Creek

Hike along Hurricane Creek to Slick Rock Gorge in the Wallowas for views of Sacajawea Peak, wildflowers in the meadows, and a fantastic gorge where Slick Rock Creek meets Hurricane Creek.

July 18, 2015

Wallowas: Mount Howard tram

Located near the Wallowa Lake State Park, we took the tram up 3,700 ft. to the summit of Mount Howard (8,150 ft.). The views of the Wallowa mountain range from the top are amazing!

July 13, 2015

Tillamook Head backpacking

Backpacking trip through muddy conditions to a hiker’s camp on Tillamook Head.

July 4, 2015

Cape Perpetua

Three days of camping and exploring at Cape Perpetua on the Central Oregon coast: tide pools with purple sea urchins, an old-growth coastal forest hike, pounding surf at Thor’s Well and Devil’s Churn, and even a spouting whale to top it all off (sorry, no whale photos).