Dispatches from the weekend: Waterfalls, hot springs, sunset views, and snowy summits on a no sleep, 3 tanks of gas kind of weekend.

Mount St. Helens from Coldwater Trail

I’ve always struggled with posting stories here rather than more specific articles like trail guides and gear reviews. However, as my adventures have grown over the years, I’ve come to realize that without the regular updates you’re only getting a small part of… Continue Reading


[Trail Guide] Hiking to the top of Smith Rock’s Misery Ridge (>1.5 miles / 950′ / 1-2 hours)

Misery Ridge Summit View

Driving through Central Oregon it’s just about impossible to miss Smith Rock State Park’s rocky cliff towers as they dominate the surrounding landscape. While the park’s main attention getter is its rock climbing, there is plenty to see walking around whether you have… Continue Reading