About

Since moving to Oregon in 2008, I’ve enjoyed hiking everywhere from the coast to the Columbia River Gorge to Mt. Hood to Mt. St. Helens. This blog will serve as a trail log – trog? – with hike info and photos. And don’t hate me for the very occasional documentation of other (admittedly more mundane) life events.

If you have any questions or recommendations, comments are most welcome!

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Great job on the blog, and all the beautiful pictures…looks like you have a real knack for taking pictures!! Hopefully we can make it out someday, i’d love to hike some of these trails!!!

  2. Great website! This is what I was looking for.

    Quick rundown: my wife and our lab Mogan moved out here about a year ago. We’re from western Montana so we love the outdoors to say the least. Unfortunately we’ve been extremely busy since we got here. My wife is attending OHSU for Nursing and I am a freelance motion graphic artist.

    Anyway, we finally have a bit of free time this summer. We’re looking to venture off for our first overnight backpacking trip tomorrow morning. I know, late notice but if you could suggest a hike for us, that would be awesome! We’re pretty fit so elevation or difficulty isn’t a big deal. We’re looking for a good hike in with some great views then camp overnight and hike out Saturday.

    Hopefully this reaches you in time and you have a suggestion.

    Can’t wait to follow this blog and in turn probably follow you (a week later) on some of these hikes!

    Thanks!

  3. Hey Eric! Thanks for your comment!

    We’ve just started backpacking this year and have only been on a handful of trips ourselves. If this is your first time backpacking ever, I would recommend one of the first couple we did – Salmon River or Siouxon Creek. Incredibly scenic, but still relatively close to the trailhead if you discover you forgot some vital piece of equipment. 🙂 They don’t really have expansive high-elevation “views” or anything since they just follow the water, but even that scenery is amazing.

    June Lake was also great, because it was only a 1.7 mile hike in to the lake to set up camp, and then you can drop the heavy stuff and do more dayhiking, see Chocolate Falls, get great views of St. Helens, etc.

    The one we did over the holiday weekend, Shellrock/Middle Rock/Serene Lake loops, is a great one as well and more physically demanding. It’s a 12 mile loop total, so you could pick something toward the middle (like Serene Lake) and have a good workout on your hike in and your hike out.

    Okay, so I guess I recommend any of the ones we’ve done. 🙂 I have a blog post on each of them by name, so feel free to take a look at the photos and see which one you like best. There is hardly a viewpoint I didn’t photograph, so you can get a pretty good idea of what you’d be in for.

    Let me know how it goes! Would love to hear what you decide on and see some photos. We’re still deciding where to go this weekend ourselves!

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