Monthly Archives: October 2012

Trek #32: Forest Park – Maple Trail (partial)

I was drawn to hiking Forest Park’s Maple Trail in autumn at the suggestion of my friend Adam who wrote an article about about this trail several years ago. Maple trees are a staple of my New England upbringing, and … Continue reading

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Trek #31: South Fork Mountain

Hiking up South Fork Mountain was an experience in which I encountered two firsts: 1) It was the first time I ever traversed an “unmaintained trail” (as it was from Memaloose Lake to the South Fork Mountain summit), and 2) … Continue reading

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Trek #30: Larch Mountain Crater

Hiking the Larch Mountain Crater was an interesting experience: fun, navigationally challenging, and beautiful. While I never did get lost on this 7 mile hike, there were plenty of times I questioned whether or not I was on the right … Continue reading

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Trek #29: Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake in early autumn is gorgeous, soothing, and incredibly peaceful. I was met with crisp air, clear blue skies, a calm lake and one of the most stunning views of Mt. Hood yet.  The entire area was populated with … Continue reading

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Trek #28: Oxbow Regional Park

Oxbow Regional Park is another one of Portland’s little treasures. You can get there via public transit, and while it has nearly 15 miles of trails, there are multiple uses throughout the park, from picnicking to boating,  swimming and fishing. … Continue reading

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Trek #27: Latourell Falls (Partial)

Latourell Falls was one of the gorge hikes I’ve been wanting to hike since I started my year of treks, but seems this is just not the year to hike it. I’ve attempted it before and been thwarted at the … Continue reading

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Trek #26: Eagle Creek

I think it’s very fitting that my halfway point hike on this yearlong journey was Eagle Creek. It was the longest, albeit not very challenging hike. It did, however, have nearly the best of everything for a hike: beauty, waterfalls, … Continue reading

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Trek #25: Horsetail Falls to Oneonta Gorge

Before I begin, I apologize for the brevity of the next four posts. For reasons that are beyond me, I have put off updating 52treks for well over a month now and sadly, the trail terrain isn’t nearly as fresh … Continue reading

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