hikes

HIKES BY YEAR: 2017

April 28, 2017

Smith Rock Summit Trail

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

Herman Creek to Indian Point loop hike

A wet and foggy conditioning hike to Indian Point via Herman Creek, Nick Eaton Way and Gorton Creek Trails.

April 17, 2017

Wahkeena-Angels-Devils loop hike

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

Hamilton Mountain hike

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

Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls loop hike

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

Summit Trail hike at Smith Rock State Park

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.

February 26, 2017

Oregon Coast: Hug Point

Hug Point State Recreation Area, located five miles south of Cannon Beach, has geological and historical features, including a seasonal waterfall, an old stagecoach road, and several caves carved into the sandstone cliffs by erosion.

February 23, 2017

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Almost every day, I go on a long walk with my dog, Astrid. I’m lucky to live close to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, so when I go on a 4 mile walk from my house, 2 of those miles are on trails.

January 28, 2017

Tamanawas Falls snowshoe

This is an easy snowshoe that follows a creek to a beautiful waterfall.

January 15, 2017

Timberline Lodge to Silcox Hut

A bluebird day on Mount Hood: snowshoe from Timberline Lodge to Silcox Hut and higher… towards the top of the Palmer Lift