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Salmon River Hike in the Autumn Mist

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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An Autumn Hike around Timothy Lake

Early November, low 40°s, cloudy and a promise of rain later in the day. Gusty winds putting a chill in the air.  What a great way to start the day. 194 more words

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A Magical Autumn Hike to Burnt Lake

A crisp, cool, see-your breath morning. Fallen leaves crunching under my boots. I was on one of the best Halloween season hikes in the Pacific Northwest. 187 more words

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A Wonderful Autumn Day on the East Side of the Cascades

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

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Exploring the Bonanza Mine in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

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

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A Welcome Return to the Bull Of the Woods Wilderness

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

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McNeil Point Rock Shelter: A Magic Hike in the Mt. Hood Wilderness

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

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