Monthly Archives: December 2012

Trek #45: Kelley Point Park

Kelley Point Park is, hands down, the most ominous trek of my year. Congrats to this trail for freaking me the hell out. Have you ever read the Scary Stories books by Alvin Schwartz? This whole trail could be illustrated … Continue reading

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Trek #44: August Mountain Loop

August Mountain Loop is a 5 mile trail you can take either instead of or in addition to Shellburg Falls (click here to read about my Shellburg Falls trek).  While nearly all of my previous hikes have been filled with … Continue reading

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Trek #43: Shellburg Falls

Hiking to Shellburg Falls was, undoubtedly, one of the weirdest hikes I have ever trekked. The waterfall itself was absolutely breathtaking, as well as the area around it. But getting out there was not at all what I would ever … Continue reading

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Trek #42: Hamilton Mountain (to Rodney and Hardy Falls) (WA)

If there’s one thing I’ve constantly battled with my hikes this year, it’s time. Squeezing in a quality hike when you work 7 days a week before or between two jobs has been an exercise in trimming down a much … Continue reading

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Trek #41: Beacon Rock (WA)

My fellow hiker friend Lauren had asked me if I felt like a Lost Boy (from Peter Pan) when I was hiking up this massive monolith, because that was her experience, and the answer is: yes. I absolutely did. The … Continue reading

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Trek #40: Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

While hosting my friend Ryan in town, I wanted to give him a classic Portland hiking experience culminating in lovely views. I’ve done this 5 mile, 900 ft. elevation gain hike only once before, just weeks after moving to Oregon. … Continue reading

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