August fires from Spencer Butte

With a couple of fires burning around home, (OR Fire Marshal has 3: Priceboro, Salmon and Bedrock; the Incident map from US Gov has 2: Salmon and Bedrock). GaiaGPS has a smoke forecast feature and here’s the map for then … Read More

Hiking lower McKenzie River

After hiking the upper and middle sections of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and the weather forecast in the upper 80’s, a perfect time to hike the lower McKenzie River section – completing all the trail but the detour. … Read More

Hiking Ridgeline Tr on hot day

The day’s plan originally was Fuji Mt for some photos of snow-covered sisters. Hot weather just made the plan stupid, so nearby Ridgeline Tr is an always-welcome contingency. A 30 minute total car-time hike that started at 5:00am at Spring … Read More

Hiking middle of McKenzie River Trail

In an attempt to finish the entire McKenzie River trail (USFS, AllTrails) both directions (upriver and downriver), Tuesday, June 27, I hiked the middle section of the trail (upper section earlier this year). This hike started at Blue Pool trailhead … Read More