hikes

August 9, 2017

Goat Rocks Wilderness backpacking

Three night backpacking trip in the Snowgrass Flats/Lily Basin area in Goat Rocks Wilderness

July 31, 2017

Rampart Lakes + Alta Mountain backpacking trip

Three night backpacking trip to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington’s Cascades

July 14, 2017

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

This is my sixth time backpacking at Siouxon Creek. Obviously, it’s one of my favorite places. See my previous trip reports for more info.

July 2, 2017

Silver Star Mountain

This is a great year for wildflowers on Silver Star Mountain! We took the Grouse Vista trailhead from the south side of Silver Star. The trail is steep, with large gravel and rocks for most of the way.

June 22, 2017

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Three night backpacking trip at Shi Shi Beach, located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

June 11, 2017

Herman Creek to Casey Creek

Herman Creek is less visited than most areas on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. With several trail options, it’s a great place for a cloudy day.

June 1, 2017

Yosemite National Park

For my first visit to Yosemite National Park, we stayed in the tent cabins at Half Dome Village and explored a bit.

May 31, 2017

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

A quick trip to northern California’s Redwoods National Park.

May 28, 2017

Saddle Mountain

The wildflowers are in full bloom at Saddle Mountain!

May 27, 2017

Gales Creek

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.