In winter, Columbia Gorge hikes like Memaloose State Park can offer Portland hikers a chance to “get out there” without dealing with snow.
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 […]
New map shows plenty of Oregon coast hikes from Tillamook to Coos Bay.
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 […]
The Mount Hood National Forest is offering ranger-led Mount Hood snowshoe trips every weekend until the end of March.
Like many Portland-area hikers, I watched with awe and sadness last summer as the Dollar Lake Fire swept over our beloved north side of Mount Hood. Nobody knew for sure, but we believed the fire was destroying such hallowed hiking destinations as Vista Ridge, Eden Park, Cairn Basin, Wy’east Basin, and Elk Cove. And we […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Vancouver Columbian has an interesting story about Mount Saint Helens. Apparently the Forest Service is looking into … the possibility of adding one or two campgrounds and two trails at Mount St. Helens, including a new climbing route on the north side of the volcano. Read the rest here. The trail wouldn’t go to […]
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 […]