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?
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Every few months I do a story for the Daily Astorian, and this time it was all about places to see wildflowers along the northern Oregon and southern Washington coast. Enjoy!
Went on a booger of a walk today. 11 miles, 3,800 feet, 6.5 hours. Didn’t even know that what we were headed for. Yikes!
Here’s the report.
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.
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.
Here’s the second part of my interview (actually an e-terview) with Adam Sawyer, Portland Hiking Examiner.
Adam Sawyer, the Portland Hiking Examiner, recently posted an interview with me. Enjoy.