HIKES BY YEAR: 2017
May 28, 2017
The wildflowers are in full bloom at Saddle Mountain!
May 27, 2017
Gales Creek is located in Oregon’s Coast Range, just off highway 6. It’s a good place to go for a quick hike that’s not crowded, and a short drive from Portland.
May 19, 2017
Two night backpacking trip in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula rainforest
May 14, 2017
This is a relatively easy/moderate hike next to the Salmon River through a forest with old-growth evergreens to a canyon viewpoint.
April 28, 2017
Smith Rock State Park is consistently less rainy in the spring, and after having to cancel yet another backpacking trip, I headed here again for two nights of camping and hiking.
April 24, 2017
A wet and foggy conditioning hike to Indian Point via Herman Creek, Nick Eaton Way and Gorton Creek Trails.
April 17, 2017
This loop hike starts at the Wahkeena Falls trailhead, then takes the Angels Rest Trail to Wahkeena Spring and on to Angels Rest and up to Devils Rest.
April 10, 2017
The hike up to the summit of Hamilton Mountain offers many rewards: waterfalls and streams, interesting rock formations, and sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.
April 1, 2017
Spring is my favorite time of year to hike in the Columbia River Gorge. The waterfalls and streams are running full (especially with the amount of rain we’ve had this year!), and everything is super green.
March 11, 2017
To escape the last several weeks of never ending rain in Portland this spring, two friends and I headed to Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon for camping and hiking on the Summit Trail.