Video: Slide Falls, Opal Creek Wilderness

14 09 2013

I now have the GPS tracks for all of the “Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon” guidebook! And I may have saved the best for last. The Opal Creek Wilderness is a low-elevation ancient forest that is home to the largest intact stand of old-growth forest in the western Cascades. Trees in this area can range up to 1,000 years old. Because the forest has remained intact for so long, the flora and fauna interact the way nature intended. Cycles that can take hundreds of years to complete have been left alone to do so, and in the process the forest filters Opal Creek to a state of pristine beauty. And it has a waterfall you can slide down!

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Video: Ziplining at Tree to Tree Adventure Park

31 05 2013

Located on Hagg Lake in Washington County, Oregon the Tree to Tree Adventure Park has an abundance of adrenaline inducing options; from family-friendly to full on challenging for adults. The park not only has a zipline course, but also aerial obstacle courses where you can rappel, walk across tight ropes and wobbly bridges, even zipline, all while safely harnessed.





Video: Wahclella Falls

8 05 2013

Wahclella Falls receives far fewer visitors than the average Columbia River Gorge waterfall, perhaps due to lack of stature and visibility, as well as length of hike. Although it is often overlooked by hikers feeling the need for more exercise, Wahclella rates as high as any hike in the area in terms of beauty, if not distance. For more information on the Wahclella Falls hike, including directions, click here.

 





Video: The Wildflowers of the Tom McCall Preserve

29 04 2013

We took an amazing hike up to McCall Point at the Tom McCall Preserve last week. The wildflowers were bursting and the weather was perfect. Take a look!





Professional Gentleman of Leisure Youtube Channel

19 04 2013

So I decided to branch out a little bit and create a YouTube channel. Here is my first video, essentially an introduction. I plan on taking videos of all the wonderful places and things I get to see, do, and consume in the Northwest. Please check it out and if you’re into it, please subscribe. Thanks!