Mary’s Peak Ramble

A couple of clear, cold days and my sister’s day off created perfect opportunity to rendezvous at Mary’s Peak. We met at Conners’ Camp around 7:30; we were the first two cars in the parking lot. Temperatures in the valley … Read More

Dripping fog Ridgeline ramble

Weather reports said ‘partly cloudy’ by late-morning. While further away hikes were considered, colder weather and carbon karma avoidance filtered out those alternatives leaving Ridgeline and Spencer Butte as better options. An easily done weekly forest ramble. New experience on … Read More

Quick Spencer Butte ramble

With the good weather (cold, sunny and clear) coming to an end right before the “fall back” time change, time for a quick ramble up Spencer Butte. Started with the sun from Spring Blvd and spent the morning just on … Read More

Grist: Landfills’ methane and solar panels

Note: featured image ChatGPT generated by Bing Grist published two articles this week that caught my attention, and both are related to humans’ propensity to create tons and tons of waste without first comprehending the unintended consequences of that waste. … Read More

First snow in Oregon cascades

This week marks the first snow levels deep enough to show on NOAAs data in GaiaGPS. Hood, Jefferson and 3 Sisters all have snow. Yesterday’s data even had snow on Bachelor, and there were press reports that Bachelor may open … Read More