Make it a historic summer weekend in Astoria, Oregon

“Let’s escape the heat and head to the coast this weekend,” says everyone this summer as we enter another week of 90+ degree weather. And while I agree that the cool sea breezes feel wonderful, I don’t like to share the beach with the crowds and arcades. So a few weeks ago, I had theContinue reading “Make it a historic summer weekend in Astoria, Oregon”

Bayocean Peninsula Beach Camping

There aren’t many places on the Oregon Coast that you can backpack, but leave it to my boyfriend to find one. Located just an hour and a half drive from Portland, Bayocean Peninsula is a quiet and serene stretch of sand that jets seven miles north of Cape Meres near Tillamook on the north coast.Continue reading “Bayocean Peninsula Beach Camping”

10 Oregon Winter Hikes to Hit this Year

This past week the mercury fell and we looked head first into winter – and a winter that may be more wild than we think (let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!). But being a true northwest native is all about not letting the rain, sleet, ice, and cold wind slow you down, especiallyContinue reading “10 Oregon Winter Hikes to Hit this Year”

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”

Road Trip Day 2

Day two started with cartwheels and coffee. Getting up with the sun – I would have been up earlier but Sarah needs her beauty sleep – Sarah and I got out of bed early to beat the crowds to the coastal waters. It just so happened that we also beat the sun. With a low,Continue reading “Road Trip Day 2”