hikes

HIKES BY AREA: Mount Hood Area

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

December 26, 2016

Trillium Lake snowshoe

Day after Christmas snowshoe at Trillium Lake near Mount Hood: about 5 miles with 200 ft elevation gain This is an easy snowshoe hike near Mount Hood. The trail is along a road that is closed in the winter, with the lake and Mount Hood in view about half-way around. The trail shared with cross country […]

December 24, 2016

Twin Lakes snowshoe

Christmas Eve snowshoe to Lower and Upper Twin Lakes from the Frog Lake SnoPark near Mount Hood: 5.6 miles roundtrip with 875 feet elevation gain.

October 8, 2016

Mount Hood: Dollar Lake + Elk Cove

One night backpacking trip, with heavy rain and high winds

September 10, 2016

Backpacking at Cairn Basin on Mount Hood

One night backpacking trip on Mount Hood: camping at Cairn Basin with a day hike to McNeil Point

May 28, 2016

Wahtum Lake backpacking

Wahtum Lake is located west of Hood River, between Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. There are many trails that cross through this area, including Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and the PCT.

April 10, 2016

Salmon River Canyon hike

The Salmon River begins on Mount Hood, and winds through the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness before it joins the Sandy River. This hike goes through old-growth forest next to the river, climbing to a viewpoint about 600 feet above it.

February 6, 2016

Winter Backpacking: White River Canyon

For my first winter backpacking trip, we went to the White River SnoPark and hiked in about 1-1/2 miles.

January 30, 2016

Snowshoeing: Lower and Upper Twin Lakes

Beginning at the Frog Lake SnoPark, we took the PCT north to a junction with the Twin Lakes trail and hiked to Lower and Upper Twin Lakes.