There are hikes aplenty near Portland, but which one is at its best right now? Where are the flowers blooming, the waterfalls rushing, or the salmon spawning? I'm the local expert, author of a best-selling guidebook, and I will take you there -- whether it's in the Columbia River Gorge, on Mount Hood, out at the Oregon Coast, or close to town. Or maybe our "hike" will be a snowshoe outing! I've been hiking around here since 1996, and I have written two books on the subject. I will take you just the right spot, perhaps to that out-of-the-way, uncrowded place that you won't find with the usual online search. I'll tell you stories and point out natural and historic features along the way. I'll make sure you have the perfect Portland hiking day. We'll go around 6-7 miles and try to keep it to about 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
Bars, fruit, nuts, etc. I will bring a few hiker snacks and treats.
Water and Juice I will have some post-hike refreshments, including water and juice.
I will drive! Transportation to and from the trailhead is complimentary.
I bring a first aid kit I am also trained in First Aid and CPR.
At each time of year, there is a hike nearby that is just right. We might be going to the Columbia River Gorge for waterfalls, to Mount Hood for alpine meadows or a snowshoe trip, the Pacific coast to look for whales, or wherever else the mountain spirits are calling.
18歳以上の方3名まで参加できます。 You need to be of basically sound physical health, but even if you're not an experienced hiker, we will get you out there!
In winter, this cold be a snowshoe. Also, while we will hike in light rain, if it's looking really grim I will cancel at least a day before. Get in touch with me if you have any questions.