To avoid the poison oak of the Gorge we have decided it was time to try some trails on Mount Hood. On Sunday we hiked up East Zigzag Mountain with Rob and Ashley. I think we may have found one of our new favorite hikes of the year so far. Read More
On a day forecasted to be 100 plus degrees we thought a hike up Angels Rest would be the perfect way to spend the morning. Since we are a little over a month out from Hiking the South Sister the elevation and heat is a good way to train. Read More
On a very rainy Sunday we hiked the Siouxon Creek Trail. Read More
Our best bud Will has been long distance for a while now… I guess medical school is a good excuse to move away for a few years. He has spent the last two years at Tuoro University working towards becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine! Read More
For Superbowl Sunday we decided to get outside and enjoy the snow. We chose Trillium Lake in the hopes that it wouldn’t be too busy. Read More
This year we added another snow sport to our repertoire, snowshoeing! The first outing was a great adventure with good friends. With the snow level going up and down we decided to try the highest snopark in Oregon, Gold Lake. It was a very long drive to the top of the Willamette Pass and it rained the whole way there….. Read More
This summer we tried to get out on the bikes as much as we could. We spent our days riding back roads around the Valley, treking to the oregon coast, and even heading over the pass to Bend to celebrate Jeremy’s 40th. Read More
Rob, Brent and I decided to adventure into the Salmonberry River area of the Tillamook State Forest to explore what was once a bustling train corridor linking the Port of Tillamook the Portland. Read More
2014 was an amazing year! Though we put away the camera this year and tried to live in the moment there are lot’s of adventures and memories that we will have forever. The pictures we do have are of joy and life which is all we can ask for.
We decided a nice hike in the gorge would be the best way to spend a weekend so Brent and I packed up our gear and headed east. Since we haven’t done big hikes this summer we used the Angels Rest to Devils Rest Loop Hike as a training hike and loaded our bags down heavy. The total hike is about 11 miles, with overall elevation gain of 2770…
So far this year we climbed two amazing mountains, Half Dome and the South Sister…. So let’s make it three!
For labor day weekend we decided to head to Bend and relax in some sunny dry weather. I had been to Newberry National Volcanic Monument several times but the only memories I have there are of a snow covered landscape riding our snowmobiles up to the peak. So this time, Brent and I decided to make the hike up the Peak and check out the obsidian flows.