For the weekend of October 5-6, hikes near Portland are all about fall colors and fall weather, including some rock slides you should know about.
Paul Gerald, author of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland,” offers his weekly roundup of hiking conditions — plus invitations to join him on the trail.
I had a conversation the other day with one of my business consultants about an idea I have. Doesn’t matter much what it was, but her response—before I could even get the whole idea out there—was to say “Oh, don’t do that.” It’s not the first time somebody said that to me, of course. And […]
Greetings, hikers! Time for my (almost) weekly update of conditions and news related to hiking in the Portland area. I will miss next week’s post because I will be … hiking. This week’s hike of the week on my site is a favorite of mine: Read all about the Mount Saint Helens hike to Sheep […]
Hooray! One of my favorite Mount Saint Helens hikes is back. And I can’t wait to put it back into my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. Road and trail washouts have, for years, meant off-and-on access to the Sheep Canyon / South Fork Toutle River Hike, one of my favorites. There are still […]
The amazing view from the top of Chinidere Mountain is more than worth the two-hour drive, and Wahtum Lake is a fine destination as well. It’s one of the easiest and best hikes near Portland, if you’re looking for big view and little effort. Consider making this a car-camping trip or part of a longer […]
Don’t let this rainy weather make you skip hiking this weekend. Check out the Cascades Forest for this weekend, and tell me if that looks like good weather for doing your favorite Portland hikes! Feel like joining a group hike? Scroll down for a sampling of what local groups are offering this weekend. Conditions are […]
I read this morning that fans will no longer get a free Chalupa when the Blazers score 100 points in a home game. I really don’t care about the Blazers or Chalupas (though I confess a weird weak spot for those new tacos with Doritos shells), but this does remind me of a story. When […]
The latest Breakfast Bulletin, my every-two-weeks newsletter, came out last week. Included is the usual mix of breakfast news and reviews with other tidbits from my world, which includes hiking, travel, and spiritual ramblings. This Bulletin has: Openings and closings from the breakfast world Reviews of local breakfast places The best hike to do on Mount Hood right now Current conditions and news for area hikes […]
There’s this thing I used to hear when I first came to meetings, a thing that really used to piss me off: I’m so grateful to be an addict. Every time I heard that, I wanted to go over and punch whatever screwhead said it. Fuck you, I’d think. You’re grateful to be an addict? You’re […]