Blanton Ridge 23Apr2022

I struggled to get out and hike this week. I had time… but why didn’t I want to hit the trails?? Well, my friends, sometimes the rain sucks. I don’t mind hiking in the rain sometimes (I do have raingear and whatnot), but it’s April and I am TIRED of the rain! I’m so readyContinue reading “Blanton Ridge 23Apr2022”

Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022

The weather here has been more of what I’d expect from March: unpredictable. We’ve had a lot of rain (normal), but the temperature has dropped and we’ve recently had some snow, hail, sleet, and whatever else there is to be had. Once in a while, the sun breaks out and one can see blue skies!Continue reading “Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022”

Spencer Butte from Fox Hollow Rd 07Apr2022

I’m supposed to go biking/hiking with my friend Christine this weekend, but there was no way I was going to miss out on today’s weather. I mean, LOOK: So, I went local, and chose Spencer Butte, one of my favorites. This time, I decided to go from Fox Hollow Rd. The parking area was smallContinue reading “Spencer Butte from Fox Hollow Rd 07Apr2022”

Mt Pisgah 29Mar2022 (Trails 1 -> 6 -> 36)

I haven’t been to Mt. Pisgah in years! It’s a very popular place to hike, with many trails to vary your hike from time to time. It’s a pay-to-park, but you can get a yearly pass if you think you’ll be there a lot. The park doesn’t open until 10 am, and when I gotContinue reading “Mt Pisgah 29Mar2022 (Trails 1 -> 6 -> 36)”

Hardesty Trailhead to Goodman Creek Trail 21Mar2022

Today should have had a different title, but I’m getting ahead of myself. A friend texted me saying that her friend (I have met her a couple of times) wanted to go hiking with me. She hikes on her own but would like to have a buddy to go with. Sweet! We chatted and cameContinue reading “Hardesty Trailhead to Goodman Creek Trail 21Mar2022”

Falls with a Friend 11Mar2022

Today I went on a short hike at McDowell Creek Falls, but this time I had my good friend Christine with me! I’ve often thought about her when I go on hikes, and think of myself as trying to get a little closer to her level of hiking. Christine backpacks, and has done almost allContinue reading “Falls with a Friend 11Mar2022”

Eugene to Crest Trail 08Mar2022

This hike was really about having a little more of a challenge. I’ve been sticking to hikes I feel comfortable with, and this one scared me… just a little. It’s not the longest hike I’ve done, or the most elevation gain, but it is the most I will have done solo. Also, it just feltContinue reading “Eugene to Crest Trail 08Mar2022”