This weekend, I spent three days at Crater Lake. Graced with glorious weather, I enjoyed snowshoeing along the rim, sledding and going out for my first night photography sessions. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip: First time to Crater Lake? Go on the free, guided snowshoe tour at theContinue reading “Winter Views of Crater Lake”
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Stormy Christmas Drive
Spectacular storm clouds are rolling through this Christmas weekend in Oregon.
Portland City Reflection
Portland’s city lights reflecting in the Willamette River. This photo was taken with my iPhone while on a run along the river bank trails.
A Fiery Fall on the Eagle Creek Trail
As cool weather settles into Oregon and fog hangs on the banks for the Columbia River Gorge, the Eagle Creek Trail illuminates in the fiery tones of fall. Following its colorful path – especially against the evergreen backdrop and contrasting grey sky – I savored and soaked in the mists of the new hiking season.Continue reading “A Fiery Fall on the Eagle Creek Trail”
Kramer Vineyard's Glowing Grapes
Helped harvest earlier this month out at Kramer Vineyards. Picked Chardonnay grapes and wandered the vineyards with other volunteers! Don’t worry, I did survive the Tough Mudder and will tell all of you about it later this week!
Terrible Tilly: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
Looking out for ships nearing the coast of Oregon from 1881 – 1957, the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse perches delicately in the Pacific on its ocean pedestal. For the best vantage point of this lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, hike the 2.7-mile Clatsop Loop trail in Ecola State Park starting at the Indian Beach parkingContinue reading “Terrible Tilly: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse”
September Sunset in Seaside
The Oregon Coast can have some of its most spectacular sunsets in September when the clouds begin to build and the breeze becomes cool. This photo was taken in Seaside, Oregon on the north Oregon Coast just after the sun fell below the horizon.
Summiting the South Sister
Climbing the last stretch, a mile straight up through red-brown silt and gravel, I kept my eyes on the peak ahead. The blue sky over the rounded bulge summit at 10,358 feet beckoning me like a turquoise pendant. Reaching the top of this mountain however, awarded me with a hiking high better than any jewels couldContinue reading “Summiting the South Sister”
Worldwide Recess Day: #Take10
Who else agrees that recess was one of the best things about elementary school? From the monkey bars to tether ball, it was all about getting outside, burning off some excess energy and having fun! Now that I work inside all day…plus some of the night, taking a ten minute break can be hard toContinue reading “Worldwide Recess Day: #Take10”
Cooling off Along the Waters of the Columbia River Gorge
Headin east from Portland along highway 84, we raced the rising summer sun. Warming from the tip-top cliffs of the river valley down to the curving road that hugs the waters’ shore, the sun kissed the Columbia River Gorge as we set off on a day-long adventure. Following the Historic Columbia River Highway (highway 30),Continue reading “Cooling off Along the Waters of the Columbia River Gorge”