Portland got saddled with the most snow it’s had since 1995- the memorable Valentines day snow storm. While today wasn’t a true “snow day” as in “work cancelled” type thing, we still took the opportunity to head out at lunch to snowshoe around the neighborhood with the dog. In 1995, a group of friends and … Continue reading Portland Snow Day
When I was 14 I requested and received my first snowboard for Christmas. It was a Sims Blade that I had seen in the window of Berg’s. I had been up a few times, taking the Berg’s bus and renting boards paired with my Sorel boots. The board had been in the window for months … Continue reading Snowboarding on New Year’s Day
According to the placard on the way up, Mirror Lake is one of the most popular trails around Mt Hood. It is relatively short and on nice days offers a good pay off. We brought our snowshoes but due to the high activity the snow was pretty compacted and we were able to do without. … Continue reading Mirror Lake on Christmas Day
Christmas Eve we crossed the Columbia into Washington and headed up to Old Man Pass. It’s a beautiful drive through Carson and up the Windy River highway.
We started our hike at Sunset Beach and followed the trail up to Shore Acres State Park where I turned around with Willis (no pets allowed) and went back to the car. We met up with Cristina at Cape Arago and walked around there for a bit before driving back to the campground.
As an office, we went to Sunriver, Oregon to have meetings and enjoy the outdoors together. On the way home we stopped here for a couple co-workers to float the river in their pack rafts while Tyler and I hiked around the perimeter.
After literally months of postponing a trip to Eagle Cap Wilderness in Eastern Oregon, we finally got our act together and headed out the Friday before Memorial Day. Initially we planned on staying at the Wallowa lake trailhead and sleeping in the car, but thunderstorms in the area diverted us to Hurricane Creek where the … Continue reading Eagle Cap Wilderness