I love summer camping trips. Im not sure if it’s the smell of a camp fire 24 hours a day, river hair, dusty sandal-tanned feet, never changing out of your swim suit, hammock swinging, reading books, kayaking lakes, endless starry nights, or just the feeling like everything is perfect. But all that never even … More Off Grid Camp: Mount Jefferson
Summer is here, what better time to plan a road trip out to see some sights around the PNW. Last summer we took a road trip out to see one of Washington’s largest waterfalls, also known as the official waterfall of Washington state. Along with the several hour drive out to the falls, we skated … More Palouse Falls & That NW Bus
Back when the weather still had a crispness in the air, we took a drive one evening along a winding, tree-lined highway to visit this magical forest oasis we heard about. Adventure was finding a camp spot along a dark dirt road, sleeping in the back of the Jeep, hiking through a soggy forest the … More Soak at Bagby Hot Springs
We moved to Oregon 3 years ago and all our family lives elsewhere. So when the opportunity arose to spend Thanksgiving weekend out in the desert with a new couple we connected with through social media we jumped at the change of scenery, no pun intended.
We haven’t been on any winter hikes in the 3 years we have lived in Oregon so this year we decided to plunge right in. What were we waiting for right? Well we chose one hell of a year to just plunge right in. This year has been by far the worst, or best Winter … More Snowshoe Tamanawas Falls
A crisp breeze blew above me that left a magical ambiance in its wake, as golden feather like leaves floated down from the tree canopy, a thick layer of foliage at my feet in every shade of yellow glistened, and fog blanketed the forest floor in the distance. It felt like a wonderland that couldn’t be real. … More Boardman Tree Farm
A hidden gem lies in Mt Hood National Forest, a large lush meadow, at Aprox 5,000 ft elevation. A short but mighty hike sitting at only 2.5 miles one way including a steep climb to arrive in this alpine dream with glistening streams running through and a dense forest lining. Although a difficult hike the … More Backpack to Elk Meadows
The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of great places to cool off in the summer. Here is a compilation of some of my favorite places to go once the weather has risen above the comfortable 65 degrees and the masses have flooded the city.
Driving to the coast is somewhat of a monthly outing. It’s a quick hour and a half jaunt to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in Oregon, and some of the most interesting relics. Up in the corner of Oregon along the coastal town of Warrenton, lies the Peter Iredale shipwreck of 1906. The shipwreck … More Explore the Peter Iredale Ship Wreck
Have you ever driven east on the 84 past Hood River…past the Dalles…and just kept going?It’s vast, and open and there’s suddenly a peace of mind that comes over you, as you drive down the open road with nothing in view. The dirt reaches up until it fades into the blue skies, and large wind mills speckle the hills as they roll by. … More Camp for free: The Painted Hills