Hike, Travel, Write

Portland Hikes

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.
Dec 08, 2016

Why I’m Not Writing Any More About the Salmonberry River — For Now

Many years ago I was told, by a steelhead fisherman, about a paradise in the Oregon Coast Range that nobody knew about. He said it was a deep, forested canyon with a clear and beautiful river running through it — and the only access was by walking down railroad tracks. There were deep pools, lovely rapids, […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Why I’m Not Writing Any More About the Salmonberry River — For Now
Share
best-mount-hood-hikes-paradise-park-timberline-lodge-featured
Aug 04, 2016

Great Mount Hood Hike: Paradise Park from Timberline Lodge

What makes a great hike? I would say ease of access, scenery, variety, options, and something cool nearby to do afterwards. That’s why I think the Paradise Park loop from Timberline Lodge is one of the best hikes on Mount Hood. Just the starting point is worth visiting: Timberline Lodge was built in the 1930s […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Great Mount Hood Hike: Paradise Park from Timberline Lodge
Share
Tillicum Bridge from the OHSU Observation Deck.
Nov 16, 2015

Three Walks Along Portland’s New Orange Line MAX

Now that Portland has its new MAX line up and running, I thought I would check out some of the best places to go for a walk along the new Orange Line. The new Orange Line starts in downtown Portland (where it continues from a Yellow Line), then follows new tracks south of Portland State and down to […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Three Walks Along Portland’s New Orange Line MAX
Share
Willamette Falls Oregon City Oregon
Nov 12, 2015

A Guided Tour of Willamette Falls … and its Dramatic Future

All of us in Portland are aware of Willamette Falls, but how many of us have really seen it? And we all know that there is an old paper mill there that’s closed, but how many of us know about the massive riverwalk being imagined and designed for that site? You can now take a […]

Sticky
Comments Off on A Guided Tour of Willamette Falls … and its Dramatic Future
Share
Looking over towards Council Crest from the viewpoint
Oct 29, 2015

Fall Colors in Portland: Hoyt Arboretum

I love going to see fall colors in Portland, and this week I took a group up to Hoyt Arboretum for a volunteer-led tour. It’s always a nice time to visit the Arboretum, whether in spring for blooms, summer for cool shade, winter to get some exercise on their 12 miles of trails, or fall for all […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Fall Colors in Portland: Hoyt Arboretum
Share
What's in your pack?
Sep 28, 2015

My Two Essential Pieces of Hiking Gear — What Are Yours?

It’s not like I bring stuff on a hike just to get attention and comments, but there are a few things that, as I’m dropping them in my pack, I always think to myself, “I’ll be talking about that later!” And yes, I enjoy it. If the people I’m hiking with are fairly new, there […]

Sticky
Comments Off on My Two Essential Pieces of Hiking Gear — What Are Yours?
Share
Great scenery -- and blue sky! -- in Meadows.
Sep 14, 2015

Hiking the Timberline Trail: Photo Gallery

Over Labor Day Weekend, I helped to lead the Mazamas’ annual Round The Mountain hike, where we hike the Timberline Trail in three days, spending each night in their lodge near Government Camp. It’s a great way to hike the Timberline Trail, staying indoors with three cooked meals per day and van support to the […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Hiking the Timberline Trail: Photo Gallery
Share
Looking down from the meadows on Yocum Ridge.
Sep 02, 2015

Yocum Ridge: Up Past Ramona Falls Lies A Great Mount Hood Hike

I might have a new favorite place to go hiking on Mount Hood. It’s beyond Ramona Falls, which everybody knows about, but hardly anybody goes to this place; and it’s a long walk, which not everyone will want to do. But the solitude, remoteness and beauty of Yocum Ridge gave me a bit of that […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Yocum Ridge: Up Past Ramona Falls Lies A Great Mount Hood Hike
Share
portland-hikes-roaring-river-serene-lake
Aug 21, 2015

Best Hikes Near Portland: Roaring River Wilderness

When it gets too hot in Portland and you want to get away, what you need is a hike with lots of shade, lots of water, and not too much hassle. Consider the Roaring River Wilderness, up the Clackamas River. This is a 90-minute drive to a pleasant, up-and-down loop with six lakes, a flower-filled meadow, […]

Sticky
8
Share
books - background
Jul 27, 2015

Summer Book Sale: Everything for $12!

The prime season for hikes near Portland is upon us, and I have decided to celebrate by offering all of my books for $12 each. That’s anywhere from $2 to $6 off, and if you buy more than one, shipping is free. You’d better hurry, though — this offer ends at midnight on August 3. […]

Sticky
Comments Off on Summer Book Sale: Everything for $12!
Share
Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »
  • @60HikesPortland

  • @authorpaulg