The latest, 6th Edition of Portland’s best-selling hiking guidebook, my very own 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland, is now for sale — signed however you like! To pick up your copies of any or all of these, hit up my book sale page. To read more about the English soccer book, check out…
· A Waterfall Wonderland Covered in Snow ·
Visiting Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park anytime is special; going there in winter adds a whole different level of beauty and wonder.
· If you're looking for an easy, scenic and not too crowded hike in Oregon, check out the Little North Santiam River. ·
If you’re looking for an easy, scenic and not too crowded hike in Oregon, check out the Little North Santiam River. It’s kind of like the Opal Creek Wilderness — in fact, it’s on the same river — but with far fewer people.
· One of the best hikes at Oregon's Mount Hood ·
It’s not really possible to name the best hike at Mount Hood, but certainly the loop from Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park has to be on the short list.
· A walk on the "Trail of Ten Falls" ·
If you love waterfalls, you’ll love hiking the Trail of 10 Falls (officially the Canyon Trail) in Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park.
· Working upstream on the thoughts-feelings-actions river. ·
My basic belief about feelings is that they come from thoughts and beliefs. Sometimes they come so quickly that it seems automatic. Since thoughts and beliefs tend to lead to actions, which have consequences, I think it’s important to stay aware of this process.
· Quarterly (or so) newsletter covers All Things Paul. ·
Author Paul Gerald’s occasional newsletter covers all his writings and activities: Portland-area hikes, books for sale, English soccer adventures and “recovery ramblings.”
· If the present is all there is, why not learn to work with it? ·
You hear a lot in recovery, and western spiritual circles in general, about staying in the moment. And sometimes, because I can be a bit of a crank, I want to smack people when they talk about it. But recently I had a good opportunity to practice just that — maybe not exactly in the…
· Three Great Hikes, One Easy-to-Reach Location ·
Out on the Oregon Coast, just off Highway 101 north of Lincoln City, lie three great hikes in one easy-to-reach area: Cascade Head.
Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain is a little Mount Hood hike that has it all: trees, waterfall, lake, exercise, and a great big view of Mount Hood. I took a couple of out-of-town guests up there on June 24, and we had perfect conditions. It was sunny, warm, a little breeze, no bugs, and we…
In the latest edition of my book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland, there’s a handy list of hikes near Portland; it tells which characteristics like length, difficulty, waterfalls, best time to go, etc., for each one. That list also exists on a spreadsheet, which you can use to search for hikes with your own…