Cape Horn Loop

Date: October 28, 2017 Location: Columbia River Gorge Start: Cape Horn Trailhead Distance: 7.7 miles Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes (breaks included) Elevation gain: 1300 feet Type: Loop Map: Green Trails Map 428S: Columbia River Gorge-West References: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland by Paul Gerald; Washington Trails Association Since getting more into trail running... Continue Reading →

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Elkhorn Crest Trail

Date: July 21-23, 2017 Location: Blue Mountains (Eastern Oregon) Start: Marble Pass Trailhead Distance: 27.6 (not including hike up to trailhead) Duration: 3 days Type: Point-to-point References: Backpacking Oregon by Douglas Lorain; Outdoor Project Since Mack and I began backpacking together over two years ago, it's always been just the two of us. Hell, even... Continue Reading →

Table Mountain

Date: November 19, 2016 Location: Columbia River Gorge Start: Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa Distance: 9.6 miles Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (breaks included) Elevation gain: 3350 feet Type: Balloon Map: Green Trails Map 428S: Columbia River Gorge-West References: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland by Paul Gerald; Oregon Hikers I usually write about new hikes,... Continue Reading →

Siouxon Creek

Date: October 30, 2016 Location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Start: Siouxon Creek Trailhead Distance: 7.7 miles Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 1615 feet Type: Out-and-back References: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland by Paul Gerald; Oregon Hikers Between the Enchantments, a 30-mile adventure run, and the Elk-Kings trail races, our past... Continue Reading →

The Enchantments

Date: October 2, 2016 Location: Central Cascades Start: Stuart Lake Trailhead Distance: 19.6 miles Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (breaks included) Elevation gain: 4500 feet Type: Point-to-point Map: Green Trails Maps 208SX: Alpine Lakes East References: Washington Trails Association Pristine alpine lakes. Jagged granite peaks. Mountains as far as the eye can see. After drooling over... Continue Reading →

Mount Adams

Date: August 20-21, 2016 Start: Cold Springs Campground Distance: 12.4 miles Duration: 2 days Type: Out-and-back References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Washington Trails Association This summer has been a busy one for outdoor adventures. Back in June, we participated in a week-long mountaineering course, successfully summiting Mount Baker during that time. In July, we... Continue Reading →

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