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

Clear Lake and upper Mckenzie River

After car tenting at Pine Rest Campground (Camp Sherman) the night before, around sunrise I topped the Santiam Pass and headed for the Upper Mckenzie River Trailhead just downriver from Fish Lake. I hiked this section of the trail earlier … Read More