After quite a few weeks straight of forecasted rain in the Pacific Northwest I decided the only way we were breaking our non adventurous streak was to just go rain or shine. So I headed to the place where I know no matter what the weather we always have the best time — the Oregon [...]
Snowshoe Tamanawas Falls
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 [...]
Boardman Tree Farm
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. [...]
Backpack to Elk Meadows
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 [...]
Explore the Peter Iredale Ship Wreck
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 [...]
Camp for free: The Painted Hills
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.
The grandeur of Abiqua Falls
Nestled in the foot of the western cascades lies the waterfall that was almost forgotten, hidden in a basalt rock canyon almost 100 ft tall, unlike the waterfalls up the road at Silver Falls State Park, Abiqua Falls definitely stands above the rest with grandeur, massive volume and exquisite remoteness.
The Wildflowers at Rowena Crest
Just a short hour and half drive from Portland, Or is that PNW road everyone’s talking about: Rowena Crest, it’s a perfect horseshoe curve along the road heading through the Dalles and the Columbia River Gorge and It’s beautiful! Just a road you say, but there is so much more, from the wildflowers blowing in [...]