The owner of this trail has asked that the public cease hiking it. I have decided, therefore, to no longer encourage people to hike it. I’ve removed the directions from this post and the one on the Upper Salmonberry, and I will take it out of the next edition of my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 […]
So I have this team of experts working on a marketing plan for me, and I was telling them the sales history of my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. The basic history goes like this: Came out in 2001, did fine. Second edition in 2004, also did fine. Third edition in 2007, did […]
It looks like the weather might just let us have one more hike near Mount Hood this weekend. So here’s one for the whole family, an easy stroll to a lovely waterfall with some surprising fall colors. why you should go This is a classic falls in a dramatic setting at the end of an […]
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 […]
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 […]
Okay, you didn’t really think all that rain last week meant hiking season was over, did you? I mean, look at this forecast! Couldn’t be better weather for a hike. So let’s do this. It’s really about fall colors these days, and here are two suggestions for you. One is to check out the 2013 […]
Less than an hour from Portland, Cape Horn Loop has plenty of variety in a loop of less than 7 miles. And it’s one of the best fall colors hikes around.
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 […]