hikes

Central Oregon

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.

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.

August 10, 2016

Three Sisters Wilderness

Three night backpacking trip to the Green Lakes area at the base of South Sister, with day hikes to Broken Top and Golden Lake.

July 29, 2016

Jefferson Park backpacking

Two night backpacking trip to Jefferson Park in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon

June 12, 2015

Smith Rock State Park camping & hiking

Two night camping trip at Smith Rock State Park. Our campsite had a view of nesting bald eagles… and beautiful rock formations.

October 11, 2014

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park, located in Central Oregon’s high desert, is a rock climber’s haven, with several thousand climbs in the park.

September 1, 2014

Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park is a remarkable subalpine meadow and lake-filled basin at the base of Mount Jefferson. The Whitewater Trail provides one of the shortest and easiest routes to this premier area.

May 31, 2014

Little North Santiam River

This hike is along the same river as the Opal Creek trail – the Little North Santiam River – but without the mining or sawmill relics or crowds.

September 6, 2010

The Lodge at Detroit Lake

The Lodge at Detroit Lake is a great place to stay and explore the Mount Jefferson, Opal Creek, Bull of the Woods or Three Fingered Jack areas.

September 4, 2010

Jefferson Park & Mount Jefferson

Our destination: Jefferson Park, a lake and wildflower filled basin at about 6,000 ft elevation at the base of Mount Jefferson.