Tagged with hiking

Escape to the Coast as Often as You Can

Escape to the Coast as Often as You Can

Today, I want to share with you my favorite beach weekend escapes on the Oregon Coast. The coast is home to 363 miles of beach, unparalleled rolling mountain ranges, enormous sand dunes, thundering waves, brilliant lighthouses, towering forests, and my favorite activities: hiking, eating, and road tripping. The fact that these can all be wrapped into one … Continue reading

Hiking Indian Heaven Wilderness

Hiking Indian Heaven Wilderness

Indian Heaven Wilderness is one of the best hiking spots in the region for September hikes. It sits at the top of the high volcanic plateau in the Washington Cascades. Hiking this area is especially difficult because the timing needs to be just right. Otherwise, there is either too much snow, ice, and mud or … Continue reading

Siouxon Creek Group Hike

Siouxon Creek Group Hike

It’s always nice to get together with new and old friends for a hike in the forest. Our group gathered between 9-10am at Jim & Patty’s Coffee, 4951 NE Fremont St. in Portland, OR. This little cafe was busy, but the goodies were very tasty. I ordered the gingerbread from the bakery, so I only waited a … Continue reading

Oregon Caves National Park: Can You Cave It?

Oregon Caves National Park: Can You Cave It?

Over a year ago I explored the Oregon Caves National Monument for the first time. A huge cave system that still has unknown tunnels today. This park gives you many different ways to explore the cave, a guided tour of well-marked trails, rooms, and formations; or your choice of deeper cave exploring trips. My favorite … Continue reading