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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 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…

Amazing new hike mapping tool from Google

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 25, 2013
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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…

Amazing Hikes from Embark Adventures

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 7, 2013
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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…

Trying to Hike the North Siouxon Trail

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 16, 2012
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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…

Hooray for the Tillamook County Water Trail!

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 14, 2012
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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…