Hiking Big Bottom Wilderness

The Big Bottom Wilderness Area came into being in 2009. Located on the Clackamas River about 42 miles from Estacada it can be approached most easily by following State Highway (SH) 224 to Ripplebrook Guard Station and then Primary Forest Route (PFR) 46. Turn right on a Secondary Forest Route …

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Hiking Cape Lookout trail, Tillamook County, OR

November 8, 2007: Hiking Cape Lookout trail, Tillamook County, OR: Have you ever seen the wind blow straight up? You have a chance to see it happen on the Cape Lookout trail. Chris, Lucy (dog) and I were hiking the trail with a strong wind blowing out of the south. …

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Hamilton Mountain, Skamania County, WA

November 2, 2007, Hamilton Mountain, Skamania County, WA: Margo and I hiked this trail June 2, 1969. She wrote in the margin of our “100 Oregon Hiking Trails” (by Don and Roberta Lowe) “good hike, steep trail, 2 1/2 hours up, 2 hours down”. In those days, before children (BC), …

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John B. Yeon State Park

October 28, 2007: John B. Yeon State Park, Multnomah County, Oregon: Even though it was Sunday and the crowds would be out because it was a beautiful sunny day Chris and I decided to drive into the Columbia River Gorge and visit the John B. Yeon State Park. It was …

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Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Wilderness

October 26, 2007: Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Wilderness, Marion County, OR: Marvin and I hiked the three miles to Jawbone Flats, walking the access road along the Little North Fork of the Santiam River. The Opal Creek area was once the center of controversy between the logging industry and preservationists. …

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