WAT – October flowers and a dangling spider

A late October afternoon wandering around town with a camera … such a surprise to find blooming brilliant roses and other flowers. A comment: none of the pics were staged or composed; the camera caught nature as is, nothing more. … Read More

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Mary’s Peak – up & around

The best plans sometimes work out. Without too much concern of the weather, I headed up to Mary’s Peak with 30l day pack. The plan was to leave very early to arrive at the East Ridge (Conner’s Camp) TH in … Read More

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Spencer Butte rainy ramble

A rainy day, so the better camera stayed home – especially with all its unpredictable behavior and failures recently (… a new camera needed?). Hence, all pics are iPhone SE2. With only the morning to burn in the woods, Spencer … Read More

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Elk Lake day hikes – day 2 – PCT north

After day 1 filled with surprises and the morning covered in ice, expectations for PCT north were mixed. I knew the trail would be flat and viewless until the Wickiup Planes, but was really looking forward to Mesa meadows. Heading … Read More

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Spencer 1x up + Ridgeline e2e

The winds of change have shifted: the winds were blowing cold (~40 f) bringing smells of rain and weather people put 100% probability of >.5″ of rain on Saturday (one report said no meaningful rain since July 7). What better … Read More

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Rainy Ridgeline Tr e2e 2up

I was going hiking come rain or not; it rained about 1/3 of the time, misted 1/3 of the time, and was foggy the balance. Obviously, the NIkon stayed home, so all pics are iPhone SE2 camera. The hike started … Read More

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Another Spencer sunrise

Breaks in the weather are not to be taken lightly in an Oregon winter. Another day with a possible clear sunrise, and my hiking boots were ready! I set off a bit earlier than the other hike this week. Today’s … Read More

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Spencer sunrise Jan 11

WIth very unstable air that turned cold to warm to cold and back to warm, I headed out to Spencer Butte, Fox Hollow trailhead for a good 15+mile ramble and importantly timed to catch the sunrise at the top. Driving … Read More

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