Category Pacific NW

Pear Picking for Cider!

We picked around 500lbs of pears Saturday to make pear cider!  We’ll be pressing them next weekend.  My friend Kaan lives in the middle of a pear orchard in Hood River, OR, and we picked the fruit that was passed over after the orchard had been harvested.                        Advertisements

Washougal River 

   one of the many small waterfalls on the Washougal River  

Dog Mountain

I hiked up Dog Mountain (near Stevenson, WA) on Friday.  It was foggy and windy at the  top but the wildflowers on the upper meadows were beautiful.                          

Lower Deschutes & White River Falls

Oregon isn’t a place known for spectacular desert scenery, yet there’s certainly a lot of it here.  Last week we camped on the Lower Deschutes River at Jones Canyon.  A 17 mi dead-end gravel road follows alongside the river and has several campgrounds.  (If you aren’t in a truck, it’s 2 hours one-way because the road is […]

Cooper Spur hike, Mt Hood

The Cooper Spur is the highest point on Mt Hood that can be reached without climbing gear. This was a spectacular hike that allows you to get up close to the Elliot Glacier.  There are also great views of Mt St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, and Jefferson as well as probably 60 or so miles of the Columbia […]

summer travels

a video of our summer travels.  Lava Canyon on the south side of Mt St Helens,  the beautiful Lower Deschutes river road, and Hell’s Canyon in Eastern Oregon.   music is a jam recorded with friends on a recent dinner party.

Wahclella Falls

My favorite waterfall in the gorge, Wahclella Falls. At the Bonneville exit off I-84 and turn right for the parking area. It’s a short and beautiful 1 mi hike to the falls.