South Sister

Date: July 4, 2017 Start: Devils Lake Trailhead Distance: 12.5 miles Duration: 11 hours 25 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back Map: Adventure Maps: Three Sisters Wilderness References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Outdoor Project Although we were still pretty beat from a long Sunday on Middle Sister (and lots of driving before and... Continue Reading →

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Middle Sister

Date: July 2, 2017 Start: Pole Creek Trailhead Duration: 14 hours 25 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back Map: Adventures Maps: Three Sisters Wilderness References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Outdoor Project After thorough review and practice of glacier travel and crevasse rescue with Timberline Mountain Guides back in June, we wanted to put... Continue Reading →

McKenzie River Trail

Date: May 13, 2017 Location: Willamette National Forest Start: Upper McKenzie River Trailhead Distance: 26.4 miles Duration: 5 hours 49 minutes (breaks not included) Type: Point-to-point Map: Adventure Maps: Sisters & Redmond High Desert Trail Map References: http://www.mckenzierivertrail.com/ With Spring in full swing, Mack and I are excited to start ticking off some trails we've been... Continue Reading →

Smith Rock State Park

Date: January 22, 2017 Location: Smith Rock State Park Start: SRSP parking lot Distance: 12 miles Duration: 2 hours 51 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 3220 feet Type: Modified loop with some out-and-back References: http://smithrock.com/explore-at-smith-rock-state-park/trail-run/ The second adventure of our weekend in Central Oregon commenced with me missing our alarm (or it failing to go... Continue Reading →

Tumalo Falls

Date: January 21, 2017 Location: Central Oregon (Bend) Start: Skyliner Sno Park Distance: 6 miles Duration: 3 hours (breaks included) Elevation gain: 500 feet Type: Out-and-back References: Outdoor Project Although only a day trip, Tumalo Falls was our first of two adventures during a weekend in Central Oregon. Our original plan was actually to backpack... Continue Reading →

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