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Portland Hikes

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.

Sky Lakes Wilderness

  • Paul Gerald
  • August 23, 2011
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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

A trip up the Salmon River

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 24, 2011
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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…

The Four-Train Loop Hike

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 7, 2011
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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,…

Hike of the Week: Eagle Creek

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 15, 2011
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In keeping with my New Year’s Resolution to “go outside and play one day every week,” Friday I blew off almost everything and went hiking at spectacular Eagle Creek. Well, first I went to Bumblekiss for a yummy breakfast (photos here) and then I went hiking. Here’s a trip report with photos from the hike.

Snowshoe Articles for the Oregonian

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 3, 2011
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I did a thing about snowshoeing for the Oregonian, and it ran in today’s paper. It’s basically a buying guide along with a little piece about an event they’re having on at White River on January 8 called Winter Trails Day.