Technical difficulties and a do over!

The once available blog has vanished and all the old content too. Some of it was good and its loss a tragedy (the recent trip reports), but none of the photos were lost This debacle provides the opportunity to revamp, … Read More


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Oakridge: Aubrey Mountain Loop

The original plan for Tuesday 6-28 was to take the Eugene to Crest Trail from just east of Oakridge (Aubrey Mnt TH) as far east as possible and then turn around to be back at the TH by 2:30. Everything … Read More

First summer blooms

The first week of summer after a month of heavy rains in OR – totally opposite of the recent years’ early fires. I looked up history June rainfall for our end of Willamette Valley (Averages and June 22 month to … Read More

Spencer Butte: Solstice 2022

For a second year, Summer Solstice sunrise around Spence Butte was the start of summer. Last year’s pics were more remarkable given the unstable skies. This year, after several days of rain, the forest was booming big and green, the … Read More