Lost mother souls: Central Cascades

Within the Central Cascades, dead trees from disease and fire are almost EVERYWHERE. This last backpacking trip was no exception, and these mostly solitary or small group trees stand like the lost mother souls around the world … waiting for … Read More

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PCT: Central Cascades

WOW! After the Sisters Loop 2 weeks ago with feet and feet of snow on the west side, I took another – leaving Aug 1, a 6 day PCT hike both directions (north and south) covering as much of the … Read More

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3 Sisters Wilderness: Just pics

Reminder: Clicking on pic will open 90% resolution – much better than these thumbnails. In middle June, wildflowers the last 5 years were way popping … but this year with the later snow, just starting This last ramble spent most … Read More

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3 Sisters Wilderness: Ramble

For me, there is no place in Oregon like Three Sisters Wilderness (US Forest Svs), and for the last 6 years I’ve wandered around this area – amazed, challenged and inspired by the diversity and beauty and fragility of this … Read More

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Couple Days on Willamette River

Between long hikes, recovery workouts on the bike along the wonderful Willamette River can be amazing. The river’s level is high, higher at this time of year for over 5 years. The up-stream Lookout Reservoir was even ‘lowered’ so it … Read More

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PCT: Crater Lake

The first PCT hike of the 2022 season (July 5-8) didn’t turn out as expected from very early planning … who would have thought that OR snow would come later and last longer than any season in the last 6. … Read More

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Oakridge: Aubrey Mountain Loop

The original plan for Tuesday 6-28 was to take the Eugene to Crest Trail from just east of Oakridge (Aubrey Mnt TH) as far east as possible and then turn around to be back at the TH by 2:30. Everything … Read More

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First summer blooms

The first week of summer after a month of heavy rains in OR – totally opposite of the recent years’ early fires. I looked up history June rainfall for our end of Willamette Valley (Averages and June 22 month to … Read More

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Sunrise: July, Aug 22

Over the last couple of months, sunrise found me enough in the woods to capture a couple decent views … clicking opens full resolution pic.

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Lost mother souls: Central Cascades

Within the Central Cascades, dead trees from disease and fire are almost EVERYWHERE. This last backpacking trip was no exception, and these mostly solitary or small group trees stand like the lost mother souls around the world … waiting for … Read More

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PCT: Central Cascades

WOW! After the Sisters Loop 2 weeks ago with feet and feet of snow on the west side, I took another – leaving Aug 1, a 6 day PCT hike both directions (north and south) covering as much of the … Read More

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