Step Creek Trail

Mother nature gifted us with 48 hours of dry weather this weekend.  Pretty rare for a November here on the “wet side” of the cascades.  Not wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth I took full advantage of it with some short(ish), but nice rides. Sunday was a bit cooler and breezier compared…

Hike and Bike

Mia and I took Codi out to the Tillamook Forest Center for a repeat of his very first hike with us.  We originally had hoped to head in the opposite direction on the Wilson River Trail, but not 400 yards from the Forest Center start the trail is closed in that direction due to some…

Singletrack Therapy

Woke up to see that the forecasted rain had been pushed out until the afternoon and the temps were quite reasonable.  So after walking Codi, eating breakfast and catching up on an episode of the Walking Dead, I headed out to Rogers Camp for a little singletrack therapy. The Rogers Camp day use area was…

Historic Hiking Loop

I had today off from work, the weather was looking to finally clear after days of rain, so that meant a hike with Codi.  The cascades got dumped on the past several days with fresh snow (or POW if you want to use the skier speak) and I didn’t really want to do anything in…

Hiking the Salmonberry Corridor

Mia and I decided to #optoutside (Yeah REI!) on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  It took some convincing from me to Mia for us to hit up the Wolf Creek Trestle Hike out in the Tillamook Forest.  This rail line was abandoned in 2007 after the devastating storms known as the “Great Coastal Gale” and resulting…