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: Trapper Creek

July 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

I went on a pretty tough hike this weekend in the Trapper Creek Wilderness, which is up in Washington.  The Dog Mountain hike has always been where I set the bar at TOUGH [more]

Trail of Two Forests

September 8, 2010 // 4 Comments

While I really can’t call this a “hike”, this little trail on the South Side of Mt. St. Helens is a must stop if you’re in the neighborhood. [more]

Hike: Wahkeena Falls Loop

July 21, 2010 // 3 Comments

This summer we have been trying to do at least one hike a week.  Usually on weekday mornings and so far all have been in the Columbia River Gorge.  Last week was a great [more]

Hike: Angel’s Rest

June 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

Gorgeous views of the Columbia Rover Gorge.  2.3 miles each way.  A climb that’s tough, but still possible for kids to manage (The first time I did this one I was only 6 [more]

Portland Hill Walks

May 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

I read a fair amount.  A one or two books a month.  Nothing compared to my ethicist friend Emmi, but way more than a lot of people I know.  There is one book I recommend [more]

Hike: Dog Mountain

May 4, 2010 // 3 Comments

Looking for a nice EASY hike to enjoy the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge? Then don’t do Dog Mountain.  This one is a doozy.  It’s a calf burning, sweat [more]