Lush old-growth forest along the banks of the Salmon River. Bright green licorice ferns hanging on the sides of wet cliffs. The lush aroma of wet earth under my feet. 153 more words
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The pungent scent of pine needles, open meadows, views extending far to the east, mule deer, 41 degrees and partially-sunny weather. On the first Saturday of Fall I was on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. 323 more words
The first weekend of Autumn was an opportunity to hike along a stream, explore an old mine and climb to the summit of mountain.
The Bonanza Trail entered the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead, but it quickly became obvious the trail gets little use and even less maintenance. 268 more words
What a difference a week makes.
The week before I was hiking on the east side of the Bull of the Woods Wilderness. It was a hot and humid day with lots of haze from wildfires, and much of the area was the site of a 2010 wildfire. 197 more words
One of my favorite alpine outings is to the McNeil Point Shelter in the Mt. Hood Wilderness.
On the last Saturday of August I made my 26th trek to the Point on a hot, humid and very hazy day. 192 more words