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Jan 25, 2013

Amazing new hike mapping tool from Google

UPDATED March 13 to show that the software was developed by MappingSupport.com, not Google. Hey Portland hikers – well, and everybody else. Just this morning I was feeling all sad that National Geographic no longer supports its Topo software for Mac OSX, which means a lot of my hiking maps are probably useless, and the […]

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Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier is just one stop on Embark's epic Patagonian journey.
Jan 07, 2013

Amazing Hikes from Embark Adventures

This one isn’t about Portland hikes, but rather a Portland hiking company: Embark Adventures, whom I work for. Embark is mainly about Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and trekking in the Himalayas, but today we announced the trip lineup for 2013 and the start of 2014. It’s a remarkable set of trips — Nepal, Bhutan, Kilimanjaro, wildlife […]

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Jun 16, 2012

Trying to Hike the North Siouxon Trail

This week I tried to hike the North Siouxon Trail on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest — not the Siouxon Trail, which is in my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. I could not find the trailhead, though. I used a map from the State of Washington, and couldn’t find it. I have […]

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Jun 14, 2012

Hooray for the Tillamook County Water Trail!

Okay, so this isn’t a hiking post (more on that later), but I do want to say congrats and yay for the Tillamook County Water Trail, which this week got recognition as a National Recreation Trail — the only one designated this year in Oregon. From the official announcement: “The Tillamook County Water Trail is […]

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Jun 05, 2012

Portland Outdoorsy News: Larch Mountain Road open, Sandy River Delta closed.

Just a couple of news items from the Oregonian I thought I’d share. One is that the road to Larch Mountain, one of the great  viewpoints in the Columbia River Gorge, is now open. The view of the Gorge and Mount Hood  from up there is pretty stupendous, and it’s  a great place to go […]

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