Monthly Archives: June 2012

Trek #14: Trail of Ten Falls

This past Thursday took me to a much anticipated trail out in Silverton, at Silver Falls State Park, the largest state park in Oregon. The trail we hiked was the Trail of Ten Falls, and was more stunning, beautiful, and … Continue reading

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Trek #13: Wild Cherry –> Wildwood –> Alder –> Leif Erickson Loop

I will start this entry by saying I’m quite proud of myself for this Forest Park loop today. Not only is it the furthest solo hike I’ve done yet (5 miles) but I was able to navigate this web of … Continue reading

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Trek #12: Salishan Nature Trail

Last weekend I treated myself and Andrew to a coastal anniversary getaway at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, OR. One of the perks of staying at the resort is a nature trail that extends from the property down to … Continue reading

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Trek #9, #10, and #11: Bridal Veil Falls/Bridal Veil Interpretive Loop/Shepard’s Dell

Today was exactly the kind of day I was waiting for in order to tackle a good trek: sunny skies and beautiful June weather. The initial plan was to hike seemingly lovely Latourell Falls. Unfortunately, once we arrived at the … Continue reading

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Trek #8: Fort Cascades Historic Trail, WA

Despite the fact that it was now pouring rain, immediately after hiking Strawberry Island we decided to drive the 1.5ish miles to continue our historical journey to the Fort Cascades Historic trail. Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Trek #7: Strawberry Island, WA

I decided to try Strawberry Island for a bit of a different experience. I felt like trekking a more historical part of the NW (not that the old growth hikes I’ve done so far aren’t ‘historical’). I was intrigued to … Continue reading

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Failed Trek #7: Rooster Rock Loop

What should have been my 7th trek, an easy 2.25 mile loop that takes you to a scenic viewpoint turned into 45 minutes of confusion and exasperation. On the upside, I now know where to find a nude beach on … Continue reading

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