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Goodman Creek Trail

All the best plans, and yet sometimes crazy stuff happens. Originally, I set out to hike Goodman Creek to Eagles Rest trail. The trail leaves from the Hardesty TH. Everything was going well on the drive to the TH, the … Read More

Rainy day Ridgeline

Some days it rains. Some days, we hike in the rain. Today was such a day, and it was marvelous. (it was also a great test of day-hike gear system – review post coming). I expected rain, dressed for rain … Read More

Hardesty Mt – TH to TH

Hardesty Mountain is just spitting distance inside Willamette National Forest. The trail is a common training hike and a mountain biker challenge. I’ve hiked it a couple of times every year for the last several years … today’s was the … Read More

Ridgeline Trail +

Another last minute plan change to a closer-in hike to limit the carbon price of the adventure. Ridgeline Trail is part of the Spencer Butte trail system or the inverse, and is heavily used at different times within 1 mile … Read More

Mary’s Peak 2×2

After warmer weather and several weeks, another jaunt up and around Mary’s Peak was just the ticket this morning. Great clear weather for an early May Tuesday. Driving to the trailhead was a reminder of how rurally beautiful Oregon can … Read More