Hiking

Hike: Dry Creek Falls

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

This one has all the elements for a the ideal half-day hike: easy access, perfect length and a stunning waterfall. [more]

Painted Hills

September 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

My visit to the Painted Hills, one of the "Seven Wonders of Oregon". Spectacular scenery with fun, short hikes. [more]

John Day Fossil Beds

September 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

I'm going back in time at the John Day Fossil Beds. Stunning formations, trails and vistas just down the highway from Oregon's famous Painted Hills. [more]

Camassia Natural Area

April 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

A wildflower hike in the middle of the city, well, West Linn, but close enough. Short, sweet and colorful. [more]

Hike: Drift Creek Falls

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

A short hike with a big payoff: a suspension bridge! Check this one out on your way to the coast. [more]

Oneonta Gorge

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most beautiful spots in the Columbia River Gorge. But you have to earn it, to get inside. [more]

Hike: Wahclella Falls

June 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

Last weekend we took a day trip to go hiking in the Gorge.  Our final destination was Tamanawas Falls, but on the way I remembered another hike that’s been on my list [more]

Hike: Tamanawas Falls

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

A short and sweet hike on the northeast side of Mt. Hood with a big payoff at the end. [more]

Tunnel Falls @ Eagle Creek

May 6, 2014 // 7 Comments

A long hike with a spectacular payoff at the end, a cave THROUGH a waterfall. Hike the Eagle Creek Trail 4 miles past Punchbowl Falls to reach Tunnel Falls. [more]

Ape Cave

April 24, 2014 // 4 Comments

I think this is one of the most under appreciated local hikes! A 2+ mile lava tube on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. Pack your lantern, sturdy shoes and a spirit of adventure. [more]
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