hikes

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.

May 19, 2017

Hoh River Rainforest backpack

Two night backpacking trip in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula rainforest

May 14, 2017

Salmon River Canyon hike

This is a relatively easy/moderate hike next to the Salmon River through a forest with old-growth evergreens to a canyon viewpoint.

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.