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Trek #36: Neahkahnie Mountain

If mountain summit views are magical, then mountain summit views by the ocean are doubly magical. This idea is what led me to drive the two hours out to the coastal area just south of Cannon Beach this past weekend. … Continue reading

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Trek #35: Wahkeena Falls

Wahkeena Falls, sibling to Multnomah Falls, is a classic waterfall hike in the Columbia River Gorge. I had paid a visit to this waterfall before twice: Once before my year of hiking when I was far more out of shape … Continue reading

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Trek #34: Wauna Viewpoint

There are some hikes one desires to take to feel above the world and look out onto it. Wauna Viewpoint is one of those hikes.  This 4 mile out and back trek up a mountain to a stunning gorge viewpoint … Continue reading

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Trek #33: Clackamas River Trail to Pup Creek

This trail was full of goodies and surprises nearly the entire way. Nestled in the woods along the Clackamas River just outside of Oregon City, this trail was just bursting to the brim with fall colors at nearly every turn. … Continue reading

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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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