Stone Lake early April

Sometimes I just gotta get away and chill. There’s hardly a better place than a no-wake lake in the midwest with water so clean it’s almost drinkable. Upon arrival, the weather was cold, windy, rainy … sound familiar? But that … Read More

Quick up Spencer Butte

A time boxed quick, fast hike from Spring Blvd to Spencer Butte top and back. After watching the weather and a quick breakfast, started off around 8:30. Trail conditions were muddier than last hike, but mostly around the recent construction … Read More

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Nesting herons and terrible park workers

Rambling around town and the full Pre’s Trail yesterday was both fabulous and intensely irritating. Weather was typical OR March – rain, wind, sun, repeat … for part of ramble, an umbrella was necessary and camera remained in backpack. The … Read More

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UL Tent selection process

At the EOY gear review, I assumed that my UL backpacking tent from last year (REI Flash 1). After putting together a first pass at season hiking plans, and rethinking what it was like at Mt Jefferson end of September, … Read More

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Rambling around town – Spring!

After a small medical procedure, I must remain out of the woods for a couple more weeks. Rambling around town over the last week on a couple of walks proved that Spring is just around the corner and popping out … Read More

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Stone Lake early April

Sometimes I just gotta get away and chill. There’s hardly a better place than a no-wake lake in the midwest with water so clean it’s almost drinkable. Upon arrival, the weather was cold, windy, rainy … sound familiar? But that … Read More

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Quick up Spencer Butte

A time boxed quick, fast hike from Spring Blvd to Spencer Butte top and back. After watching the weather and a quick breakfast, started off around 8:30. Trail conditions were muddier than last hike, but mostly around the recent construction … Read More

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