COVID-19 Wk 3: Feeling in Tents

We’re in week three of “stay at home” and “social distancing” as we all try to “flatten the curve”. All of these phrases will hopefully die a quick and painless death in the next few weeks. I hope to never utter them again. Well, except for maybe “stay at home”. Anyways! Still dealing with the…

Rhodes Trip: Fort Stevens

Mia and I last visited Fort Stevens in 2015 for a day visit. We hiked a big loop that time from the visitors center and checked out the old fort, the Peter Iredale shipwreck, etc. This time we booked a weekend in one of their deluxe cabins which includes a fridge, shower, bathroom, microwave and…

Waldo Lake 2019

Mia and I first went to Waldo Lake a few years ago. I’ve wanted to go back for some time now. Needless to say it is difficult to get a campsite there unless you book months in advance. UNLESS you wait until the official reservation window is closed and head down during the first come…

Oregon Stampede Route 2019

I’ve got a hashtag that I use on Instagram #Oregonisnotpdx.  I like to toss it on things that I believe show the real Oregon and not the cliché idea that Oregon is only PDX, hipsters, craft beer and coffee shops.  While the majority of the population lives along the I-5 corridor in the Willamette Valley…

Return to Deschutes River Trail

I last rode the Lower Deschutes River Trail with Dean back in October of 2016.  I wanted to head back and check it out because of the huge wildfire out there this summer.  Based on other pictures that I had seen online the old railroad cars and farmhouse were completely destroyed which is a HUGE…

Indian Heaven: Thomas to Blue Lake

Imagine 20,000 acres of pristine wilderness, toss in over 150+ lakes and quite literally thousands of wild huckleberry bushes and you get the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  All three of us had been here before and then Codi and I on another quick backpacking trip. As the Pacific Northwest gets a brief respite from the heat,…