hikes

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

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.

November 28, 2016

Herman Creek Pinnacles hike

This is an easy hike to a grouping of basalt pinnacles.

October 28, 2016

Triple Falls hike

This has been one of my favorite hikes in the Columbia River Gorge for a long time, and one that I never get tired of.

October 22, 2016

Larch Mountain Crater hike

Loop hike at the top of Larch Mountain