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

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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Friends along urban hikes after the storms

Reminder: clicking on a photo will open in higher resolution After the ice storms, the cold weather, and all the clean up, a couple of urban hikes (Gillespie Butte and Alton Baker Park) found feathered friends out and about mostly looking … Read More

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Ridgeline blowdowns after January ice storm

After last week’s ice storm (press, post), I thought Ridgeline Tr would have been damaged. I was not prepared for the extent of the ice’s destruction. The good news is that the weak plants and trees are gone; plus, human traffic will be … Read More

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Winter’s icy kiss on valley floor

UPDATE: On the second ‘warm up’ day, most of the ice was melted, so a walk around town. These were the fallen trees that caught my camera. Branches, debris and down electrical wires were plentiful. Original post There are times when the weather … Read More

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Shoes, socks, and gaiters oh my!

Most hikers of any seriousness will acknowledge the importance of happy feet. When one has problematic feet (me) with bunions, hammer toe, and overlapping toes, happy feet are more than important – essential. At the root, happy feet require shoes that fit … Read More

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Ridgeline trail January sunrise

Typical OR January rain … day after day … already in the first week, but then a break in the storms. While Mary’s Peak or even Silver Falls St Park were good ideas, after holiday travels, a lower carbon idea … Read More

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3 years, 3500 miles of Goatbells hikes & rambles

To start planning 2024 hikes and rambles, a look-back from 2021 to EOY 2023 over the Goatbells miles traveled and associated blog posts . Over backpacking trips, day hikes and urban hikes (defined here) 3,486 miles traveled across 190+ recorded tracks … 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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