Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trek #24: Elowah Falls

Elowah Falls is a perfect companion hike for Upper McCord Creek Falls, or if you’re already out there hiking another trail in John B. Yeon State Park. This is a fairly short yet absolutely lovely out and back trail starring … Continue reading

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Trek #23: Upper McCord Creek Falls

Upper McCord Creek Falls is a beautiful little split waterfall, which I know is likely to stun in winter and early spring after months of the rainy season have pushed up water levels. This turned out to be a perfectly … Continue reading

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Trek #22: Saddle Mountain

For my 30th birthday yesterday, I decided to treat myself to a challenging yet equally rewarding hike. I found that I picked the perfect one, and it was the best present I could have given to myself: Saddle Mountain. If … Continue reading

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Trek #21: Steel Bridge to Hawthorne Bridge Loop

I had debated adding this one to my hiking blog, because this trek takes place right in the heart of Portland. It trades a physical jungle for an urban one. But one day recently, I had decided I wanted to … Continue reading

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Trek #20: Multnomah Falls to Wahkeenah Falls Loop

There is absolutely no way my year of 52 treks could possibly be complete without trekking one of the Columbia Gorge’s most popular hike. Hiking from Multnomah Falls to Wahkeenah Falls is almost a rite of passage, really. You get … Continue reading

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Trek #19: Cape Horn

I will start by saying two things about hiking Washington state’s Cape Horn: 1) The views of the Columbia River Gorge from there are completely unrivaled. 1,000x more stunning in person 2) The last 2.5 miles of trail are a … Continue reading

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