Goat Rocks Wilderness: Winding Trails, Amazing Views and Mountains

Spring and time to start planning this year’s hiking adventures. One of my all time favorites from last summer and destined to be on the calendar for this year is a backpacking trip to Goat Lake, 13 miles of magnificence in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.  May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome and dangerous, leading …

A Salmon Story

The first wave of rain has swept in on an incoming tide of  moisture off the Pacific Ocean, ushering in the season of gray. Forget 50 Shades! Here in the Pacific Northwest we specialize in gray, November through June, from platinum mist draped over trees to graphite storm clouds, and every shade in between. The …

Cycle Back in Time On Oregon’s Old West Scenic Bikeway

Late August in Eastern Oregon! Temperatures are expected to soar into the nineties by midday but for now, the early morning air feels cool as we step out of the restaurant. Cycle shoes click on the parking lot as we busy ourselves with our bikes: last minute adjustments to gear, straps fastened, tire pressure checked, …

Mt. Adams: How To Bobsled Without A Bobsled.

A gust of cold wind  pulls me from a deep sleep. I fumble for my wool hat & tug it over my ears, securing my sleeping bag more snugly around my neck. My bivy bag is partly protected by a  12 inch high wall of pumice that a previous tenant has thoughtfully constructed and I discover if I lie on my back I …