A while back, I wrote a piece for The Oregonian about people who like to hike lost trails around Oregon — or who just wander off-trail looking for adventure or old stuff that was left out there. You can read that piece here. Well, since it ran, I’ve gotten a couple of requests along the […]
Every year about this time, one of the most popular hikes around is to the top of Dog Mountain. That’s because the whole top of the mountain is a big meadow covered in wildflowers, the most conspicuous being balsamroot: Now, imagine about a million of those blooming all at one, 3,000 feet above the Columbia […]
Many thanks to Darryl Lloyd of Long Shadow Photography for these amazing photos from Memaloose State Park. It is getting towards the end of wildflower season in the Columbia River Gorge, so let’s get on out there and see what there is to see! Take it away, Darryl: To Columbia Gorge hikers and wildflower lovers, […]
My word, has it really been two months since I posted here? Not that it matters, since no one is reading, but that’s silly of me.
So I went to Sky Lakes Wilderness last week for a two-night backpack. Here’s a trip report from PortlandHikers.org.
Do we live in a cool place, or what????
Here’s how I was able to spend my Friday: hiking up Dog Mountain and shopping in Cascade Locks on the way back. I am a lucky, tired dude.
There are few finer places than the Salmon River this time of year — unless it’s the Salmon River in fall when the salmon are in. Until then, here are some photos from last weekend’s chill hike up there.
Note that it’s on my 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland Facebook page, which I encourage you to join, or like, or whatever.
I still do a little travel writing for the Memphis Flyer, my former employer in my former hometown, and this week I had a report from a hike in the English countryside. Enjoy.
I had another wonderful Pearl day yesterday: worked all day at home in my sweats, then walked up to OfficeMax and Safeway, and a friend came over for dinner. He took off, and another friend came for dessert — I’m such a social hub — but first we went for a walk.
To this point, I have basically always walked west — that is, into the Pearl. This time we decided to head for the river, crossing a vacant lot at 11th and Overton. This is a doggie leash-free park, and there’s a big sign on the corner, but in a month of living here I never bothered to read the sign. Probably just says “leash-free doggie park,” right?