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 […]
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 […]