Rambling Mt Hood’s southeast

I read that Badger Creek Wilderness (just east of Hwy 35) was a prime early season hike as the snow melts early. For 4 days, 3 nights, I rambled around Mt. Hood’s southeast side, camping at USFS Nottingham Campground all … Read More

Newton Creek to Timberline Tr

As part of the Mt Hood SE side ramble, the last day’s hike from Elk Meadows to Newton Creek and then up to Timberline trail was the best hike of the week. I started before 5:00 from the trailhead with … Read More

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Mt Hood’s SE July Flowers

From my recent 4 day ramble around MT Hood Southeast side, the wildflowers were just amazing … everywhere and so many different kinds (A good resource if you want to know names and more information). I have a new wildflower … Read More

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Spencer Butte & small things

After last week’s rather slow and easy week (only King Castle day hike), a good elevation workout was desperately needed. I had just posted at Kestrel a piece on individual internet usage and its impact on carbon footprint, aka Carbon … Read More

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Summer Solstice at Camp Sherman

Summer solstice, a full moon and warm weather … 3 days rambling around Camp Sherman were practically perfect in every way. Last year, I hiked Alpine Trail on Summer Solstice; no comparisons. Camp Sherman and the Metolius River are just … Read More

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Six Moon blog post worth a read

Six Moon Designs posted a great blog article on faster, longer hiking. I found it worth the read. I am, depending on the hike’s objective and my intent, seeking healthier ways to hike longer and faster when that’s the intent. … Read More

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Ridgeline flowers and clouds

After the Ochocos, another drive to hike just seemed irrational this week. For a close-in experience, Ridgeline and Spencer Butte were the ticket. Human traffic was moderate and mostly after 9:00; I did, however, see two baby carriages on the … Read More

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Central Cascades from Lookout Mt

From my recent trip to Ochocos, atop Lookout Mt I could see the Central Cascades from Diamond Peak all the way to Mt Adams in WA. These might help people identify mountains when they only see a portion. Amazing that … Read More

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Rambling Mt Hood’s southeast

I read that Badger Creek Wilderness (just east of Hwy 35) was a prime early season hike as the snow melts early. For 4 days, 3 nights, I rambled around Mt. Hood’s southeast side, camping at USFS Nottingham Campground all … Read More

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Newton Creek to Timberline Tr

As part of the Mt Hood SE side ramble, the last day’s hike from Elk Meadows to Newton Creek and then up to Timberline trail was the best hike of the week. I started before 5:00 from the trailhead with … Read More

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Mt Hood’s SE July Flowers

From my recent 4 day ramble around MT Hood Southeast side, the wildflowers were just amazing … everywhere and so many different kinds (A good resource if you want to know names and more information). I have a new wildflower … Read More

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