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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

I do know I have 7 hikes to update here, as the final days of the year have been a mad frenzy, but… I DID IT!!!! I COMPLETED 52 TREKS IN 2012!!!!!! VICTORY!!!!! My 52nd trek was completed at Drift … Continue reading

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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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Trek #39: Starvation Creek Falls

The Columbia River Gorge has many names for things which are false advertising: Dry Creek Falls which is incredibly wet and plentiful, as well as Starvation Creek Falls, which is a waterfall which is anything but starved. Abundance! This gorgeous … Continue reading

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Trek #38: Dry Creek Falls

A very large and exciting dream of mine is to through-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (the 2,650 mile trail running from Mexico through to Canada), and living within short distance of it, I decided it was time to experience a … Continue reading

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Trek #37: Cape Falcon

I decided to take full advantage of my weekend at the coast and hike out to Cape Falcon, touted as a gorgeous must-see to any hikers in the area. After my Neahkahnie Mountain snafu from earlier, I was looking forward … Continue reading

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