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I’m the author of two books on Portland hikes: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland and Day and Section Hikes on the Oregon PCT. I try to get out there as much as I can, and I try to keep up with all the latest news and developments out on the trail. Check here for news, stories, and photographs from the great outdoors. And you can also follow me as the 60 Hikes guy on Facebook or Twitter.

Portland Hiking News: Road Closures, Trail Work Parties, and New Campsites

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 28, 2013
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I still get out of Portland to do some hikes on occasion — though never as much as we’d like, eh? — but mostly I’ve been traveling and being the Breakfast Guy. Still, I wanted to share some hiking-related news that I’ve seen here and there, just to keep things up to date. (And while I’m at…

Great New Book: Walking Portland

walking portland book

I just got my hands on a terrific-looking new book called Walking Portland, from the same company (Wilderness Press) that does my hiking books. There are so many books about walks in Portland that, at first, I wondered what the company was thinking. There are books about wilderness in town, trees, hills, stairs, hiking trails within…

Trinity Alps Hiking and Climbing

  • Paul Gerald
  • April 8, 2013
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Trinity Alps hiking and climbing

I will be leading an awesome hike this September 15-21 for the Mazamas. It’s called Hiking and Climbing in the Trinity Alps, and as of today there are still a couple of spots left! I am always amazed Portland hikers don’t know more about the Trinities. It’s basically the same drive as to the Wallowas,…

Catching Up on Portland Hiking News

  • Paul Gerald
  • April 4, 2013
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columbia gorge wildflower hikes

Sometimes I do this thing where I hold off on posting until I can commit the time to craft the Perfect Portland Hikes Blog Post. And then one day I realize it’s been like three weeks since my last post, and I think to myself, “Just get something out there and get on with it!”…

Portland Hiking News and Events

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 31, 2013
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Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Since I don’t hike much this time of year, other than occasional Gorge hikes, I figured I could at least offer some news and related events. And so: On February 6 one of my employers, the very impressive Donovan Pacholl of Embark Adventures, will give a talk at the Mazamas on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. That’s…