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About Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.
Mazamas will get you to Pup Creek Falls this weekend.
Oct 25, 2013

Portland Hiking News, Conditions and Schedule for October 25

Every week I try to bring readers up to date on the latest hiking news and conditions, as well a sampler of what local hiking groups are up to this weekend. Here’s the installment for October 25, 2013. Conditions First, the weekend weather looks basically pretty good — I mean, at this point they’re not […]

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Ape Canyon is one of the best hikes near Mount Saint Helens
Oct 25, 2013

Ape Canyon: One of My Favorite Hikes Near Mount Saint Helens

I get the question all the time: What’s your favorite hike? And of course, I say, “That depends.” But if it’s fall and I’m looking for hikes near Mount Saint Helens, Ape Canyon can’t be beat for fall colors and views of the mountain, without having to work too hard. Why You Should Go This […]

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Sep 13, 2013

Recovery Share: Talking Things Over With My Inner Disapproving Elder

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 […]

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Chinidere Mountain is an easy hike with a great view, and is the cover shot for my book "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland."
Sep 06, 2013

Easy Hike, Great View: Chinidere Mountain

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 […]

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