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8 Mile Creek

9 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Did the loop starting from the campground plus a few other forays. Hoping for morel bounty, but just found a few.

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May 21, 2019

Heart_bw 2

MSH whiteout

12 miles of hiking • 5750' elevation gain •

On a Mazama trip. Because of the soft snow reports, we decided to do a midnight start for firmer conditions.The sunrise was beautiful at 0500, then the weather turned and was miserable the rest of the trip. We persisted and summited in a whiteout. Going down we were facing into the wind and got pummeled by horizontal ice pellets. Type 2 fun!

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May 14, 2019

Heart_bw 2

Carbon River Bike Hike and Climb

26 miles of hiking • 5500' elevation gain • 1 night

First time on this side of the mountain in over 20 years. I parked at the Carbon River gate and biked up to the Ipsut Campground. So lovely! set up my campsite and hiked up the Wonderland to see the Carbon Glacier, a really cool suspension bridge and some goats. 9 miles, 1500 ft eg.

The next morning, I zoomed down to the gate, put away my bike, changed out gear and met up with some Mazamas for a crazy climb/bushwack up to Gove Peak via Green Lake trail. 17 miles 4000 ft eg. Took us 13 hours, I'm pooped! First time I've used ice axe and helmet for bushwacking! They were helpful. The route finding and downhill part was fun, but I cant really recommend this climb unless you are doing the Rainier 100 peaks.

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May 4 – May 5, 2019

Heart_bw 2

John Day Bikepack

5.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain • 1 night

Finally got to spend the night in a tent! Gorgeous day and night. Had fun scrambling in the hills. We found an old homestead and a waterfall.

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April 30 – May 1, 2019


Forest Park

4.5 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Leg stretcher, stress eraser.

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April 27, 2019


Crazy Hills

9 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

This was a hike/ski trip. Snow about done in this area.

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April 25, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Cascade Locks Bike Shuttle

7 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Got to do one of my favorite types of adventure-the bike shuttle! Hid my bike at Bridge of the Gods and drove to Herman Creek TH, hiked Herman Creek to PCT, stopping at Dry Creek Falls. On the bike back through town, I stopped at the Easyclimb mountain bike park and looped around on the easy trails, fun!

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April 23, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Catherine Creek

7.5 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Spent the day at Horsethief yesterday, so team was tired. We cut our plans in half, started at 0730,finished at 1030 and were back in PDX by noon!

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April 20, 2019

Heart_bw 2


5 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

wallowing off trail in the woods-fun!

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April 17, 2019


Hospital Hill again

8.5 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

brought the gang back

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April 13, 2019


Hospital Hill

13.5 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •

Love spring!

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April 9, 2019


North Bonneville

9.5 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Our goal was Aldrich Butte, but it was raining so hard, we got soaked and turned around at the Two Chiefs Trail.

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April 6, 2019


FP quickie

4 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Monday morning exercise, trilliums out!

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April 1, 2019


BCEP Snowskills weekend

6 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

We hiked up and down the climbers trail a few times, but for me there was a lot of standing around occasionally directing the students.

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March 29, 2019

Heart_bw 1

The Living Desert and the PCT

4 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Two more short hikes in the Palm Springs area.

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March 27, 2019

Heart_bw 1

La Quinta Cove

5 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

We were staying in La Quinta for a few days, and the mountains just rose right out of the backyard! We did a sunset hike and the next morning I came back and scrambled up to the nearest high point at dawn. Loving all the flowers, butterflies, lizards and cool rocks.

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March 26, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Calcite Mine-Anza Borrego State Park

5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Desert in bloom! Lovely rock formations and slot canyon fun.

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March 25, 2019



7 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

With the BCEP

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March 16, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Falls Creek Falls

9.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Have to start from the Wind River road. 2.5 mile ski up the access road to the TH. Over the weekend, snowshoes plowed a trough that is now well packed, so now you could hike it without snowshoes. At TH we stepped out of the sticks and hiked to the falls. Had microspikes on but they were not necessary.

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March 12, 2019



8 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

Today I did something I thought I'd never do Went hiking with a group of 22 We started early and were quite fast and efficient on stops, not agonizing at all!

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March 9, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Springville Rd

5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

First hike for BCEP-with all this snow, it's going to be tough finding appropriate hikes for climb school.

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March 2, 2019


Larch Mtn Road

10 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

The road is plowed to about mp 7. Yahoos with big trucks have gone further, but at around mp 9, it was just snowcat tracks- some nice person groomed it yesterday for us, and there was a fresh inch or two of new snow on top of the groom. However that ended at about mp 10.5 (yes they went beyond the gate). We then had to break trail in some deep stuff, slow going. I had the stupid idea of turning off onto the spur road at the hairpin turn thinking it would be easier to take the Larch Mountain trail to the top. Assumed there would be plenty of tracks. It was harder and there weren't any tracks on the upper LM trail.

I had a fall coming back down the old road and flailing in the powder I felt something funny happening in my hip that frightened me. When we got back to the hairpin turn, my pal the workhorse wanted to head up to the summit via the road,but I was worried about the hip, and felt done so we headed down.

On the way down, we passed some testosterone laden humans who had driven up the unplowed portion of the road and gotten themselves stuck. They refused our offer of assistance. Hope they were able to get cell service and call their parents or someone with a winch.

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February 26, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Mt Ellinore fail

12 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •

Was supposed to be a bluebird day and it started out that way. We made fast time to the lower Ellinore TH in microspikes. Switched to snowshoes and slowed down a bit. At the point where the summer and winter route splits all tracks had disappeared, and the snow was deep and heavy. Difficult to manage the steep slopes in snowshoes. As we made our way up to the base of the chutes, the sky closed up, winter descended on us and it started to snow-lost all visibility. We were pooped and couldnt imagine how we were going to climb that chute- with crampons we'd post holing really deep.just two of us to break trail. With no chance of a view, we decided to call it. Rats.

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February 21, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Big Creek loop plus

7.5 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

We were supposed to hike Mt Rose, but couldn't quite get to the TH. maybe we should have skiied the road to get there... Decided to try the Big Creek loop and spur to the low Mt Ellinor TH just to see if it was feasible to attempt a summit the next day. The trail was well packed and doable in spikes. Snowing at higher elevations. Lovely creek and well loved and maintained trail.

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February 20, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Tilly Jane to Cloud Cap

8.5 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Worked on my skills in both directions on this tour. Very exhausting to go uphill on the TJ trail without skins, but snow was great so we dug in and trudged upwards. The downhill via the open burn and then wagon road was superb. Yay powder.

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February 18, 2019


Powell Butte

3.5 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

keepin movin

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February 17, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Marquam to Council Crest

4 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Misty morning

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February 16, 2019


Goat Marsh

8.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Fun ski tour from the Kalama Horse Camp. Last 1/2 mile we had to break trail to get to the marsh, snow was heavy. Downhill was mighty fine! Just a few noise machines around today.

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February 10, 2019

Heart_bw 2

Rush Creek Falls

7 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Crazy ski tour/bushwack adventure to roaring hidden waterfall.

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January 31, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Little Skookum Butte

7.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Ski schwackin ski tour in the Crazy Hills. We stayed overnight at the Government Mineral Springs cabin-very charming in a beautiful old growth forest. Would definitely go back there.

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January 30, 2019

Heart_bw 4


10.5 miles of hiking • 5750' elevation gain •

Conditions perfect, great glissading on the way down!

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January 27, 2019


Burdoin Mountain

13.5 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •

Cool area above White Salmon!

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January 15, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Coyote Wall

6 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Escaped the rain for a mystical hike up into the snow zone on top of the wall. Fresh tracks for hours!

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January 8, 2019

Heart_bw 1

Yellow Jacket Critter Cam

6 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Went up to check on the wildlife cam.Got a bobcat picture!

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January 2, 2019


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