Category Archives: hiking

Guest Post: Super Nature Adventures & a Giveaway

What is hiking like with your kids? If it’s anything like it is with us, sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s…well…not so much. We know what it’s like to have a kid throw a fit on a trail because we’ve … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland

NOTE: Sawyer will give a talk about his book at the Canby Public Library on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30-7:30pm. Portland’s “Professional Gentleman of Leisure” Adam Sawyer published in 2014 Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall … Continue reading

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BOOK: Wild in the Willamette

In 2011, Oregon State University Press published the fantastic guide Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine: The Portland-Vancouver Region’s Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas (which I reviewed here). Now, they have just published a guide for the region … Continue reading

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Weekend guided hike in Forest Park

Last Saturday, the kids and I joined a small group of folks for a guided hike in Forest Park, led by Marcy Houle, author of One City’s Wilderness: Portland’s Forest Park. She was a bona fide expert on this park … Continue reading

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Wednesday thought of the week: explore together


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Wednesday photo of the week: autumn walk at Oxbow


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Wednesday photo of the week: stick for a hike


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Monday thought of the week: a different type of goal

A thought: A few years ago, I couldn’t have imagined driving 12 hours knowing that these were the type of activities that awaited me. Now I finally understand that I have a different type of goal. A goal that will … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: hike it baby

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BOOK: 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington

William Sullivan‘s Oregon hiking guides are among the most popular in the region. The guide for Portland and nearby hikes went into its fourth edition in 2014. William L. Sullivan, 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington (Eugene, OR: … Continue reading

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