Oregon

Idyllwild – A Love Story

Idyllwild – A Love Story

Under 200 miles to go on my SOBO thru-hike, and let me tell you, my body knows it. My sacrum “went out” and my low-back muscles started to seize and...

Dec 1, 2021 : Janine
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Well, that's depressing. I just calculated how many miles I've actually hiked versus how many I have had to skip (below). While I knew the general ballpark it's painful to...

Aug 29, 2021 : Ellie B.
Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today, I am sitting in Portland in a cushy Marriot waiting for the bleach on my scalp to do its job so I can go purple again. I asked the...

Jul 26, 2021 : Logan Roark
Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

The ALDHA-West Gathering was a blast---met lots of great people, ate a bunch of delicious food, and was inspired by the stories of all of the thru-hikers in attendance. However,...

Nov 16, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail: Lost Lake to ALDHA-West Gathering

Chinook Trail: Lost Lake to ALDHA-West Gathering

I was anxious to hit the Lost Lake General Store this morning---I really wanted something for breakfast other than Pop-Tarts and oatmeal. A breakfast burrito, cinnamon roll---anything but the usual!

Nov 6, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

After arriving in Lyle I enjoyed a great dinner, made new friends, and closed the bar with the owners of the Lyle Hotel, where I was staying. Unfortunately, as the...

Oct 29, 2018 : Sean Berry
Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

With just a couple of weeks before the start of my 300+ mile thru-hike of the Chinook Trail my gear list is dialed in pretty well. I’ve tested it on...

Sep 15, 2018 : Sean Berry
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives you Lemons... All you can do is just make some lemonade. Memorial Day weekend marks one year from when I made my first steps on the AT for...

May 20, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
9 Highlights from the Three Sisters Loop

9 Highlights from the Three Sisters Loop

After planning and getting psyched for a 90-mile section on the PCT from the Ross Lake area via Devils Dome through to Stehekin, the weather turned and caused a quick change...

Sep 13, 2016 : Jean Taggart