Hiking William Finley Wildlife Preserve

After Tuesday’s elevation workout, a calmer, tourist-like hike seemed right. Within 60 minutes drive, William Finley National Wildlife Preserve offered opportunities for ~15 mile leisure hike with birding potential. We visited William Finley several years ago later in the summer, … Read More

Spencer Butte elevation workout

After hiking over 75 miles last week mostly along rivers, my legs, feet and heart needed some serious elevation work. The weather was clear getting warmer (like 70 later in day), and sunrise was before 06:00. A large carbon karma … Read More

Hiking Deschutes River Canyon

This hike was originally planned as a 2-night backpacking trip on the same route. However, after spending a day on the John Day River (Cottonwood Canyon) and the up-coming weather prediction, a day hike out and back seemed the better … Read More