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

Hiking Santiam Pass PCT nobo

Hiking Santiam Pass north-bound on the Pacific Crest Trail was one of the October Camp Sherman basecamp day hikes – the first in a 5 day sequence. Several hikes this year around 3-Finger Jack ran into rain and fog, so … Read More