Salmon River Trail

Date: October 31-November 1, 2017 Location: Mount Hood National Forest Start: Salmon River West Trailhead Distance: 10.5 miles Duration: 2 days Type: Out-and-back Map: Adventure Maps: Mount Hood Area References: Oregon Hikers One of the perks of being a music teacher at the academy I work at is the built in vacation time during typical... Continue Reading →


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 →

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: With Spring in full swing, Mack and I are excited to start ticking off some trails we've been... Continue Reading →

Mount Hood

Date: May 7, 2017 Start: Timberline Lodge Duration: 9 hours 28 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back Map: Adventure Maps: Mount Hood Area References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Mountain Shop With at least two new Cascade volcanoes we want to tackle this Spring/Summer, Mack and I knew we needed to fit in at... Continue Reading →

Clackamas River Trail

Date: March 5, 2017 Location: Mount Hood National Forest Start: Fish Creek Trailhead Distance: 15.4 miles (when done as an out-and-back and including Pup Creek Falls side trip) Duration: 3 hours 46 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 3100 feet Type: Out-and-back References: Oregon Hikers Finding new places to explore while simultaneously getting in long... Continue Reading →

Arch Cape-Cape Falcon

Date: February 25, 2017 Location: Oswald West State Park Start: Shingle Mill Trailhead Distance: 11.9 miles (12.4 if we'd made it to junction with Cape Falcon Trail) Duration: 2 hours 37 minutes (breaks not included) Type: Out-and-back References: Oregon Hikers Between sickness, injuries, and work obligations, our last few weekends have been pretty low-key. As per... Continue Reading →

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