Afternoon Live: Wildflower Hikes!

29 05 2019

Yesterday I stopped by Afternoon Live to share my favorite wildflower hikes you can take now, and in the coming weeks. Click here to watch the segment.

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Afternoon Live: Wildflower Hikes

11 04 2017

Spring = Wildflower hikes! Yesterday I was on Afternoon Live to talk about some of my favorites. Click here to watch the segment.

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AM Northwest: Family Hikes for Spring Break

23 03 2017

I was back on AM Northwest this morning to give my recommendations for the best Spring Break Hikes for the family. From whale watching to wildflowers, we cover five of my favorites. Click here to watch the segment.

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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!





Picture of the Week: Tom McCall Preserve

8 04 2013

I’m going to the well again for this week’s photo….The Tom McCall Preserve well. As the flowers are just starting to bloom in that area of the Gorge, the balsamroot and lupine should be in full throat in about another three weeks. Click photo for larger view.

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Picture of the Week: Silver Star Mountain

13 08 2012

Ed’s Trail on Silver Star Mountain might be pound for pound, the most scenic, wildflower-laden hike in the Portland area. Easily in my top 5 favorite hikes of all time. This shot is from a similar vantage of a previous Pic o’ the week, but dang….I just love this trail so much. Click on photo for larger view.





Portland Family Outdoors: Johnston Ridge Observatory

19 06 2012

If you live in Portland and haven’t made it to the north side of Mt St Helens yet, shame on you. Take a day out of summer and get up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. In the latest Portland Family Outdoors column I explore trails in the blast zone; where life has returned at a rate almost nobody thought possible. Read about it here. (Click on photo for larger view).





Portland Family Outdoors: Saddle Mountain

5 06 2012

To the best of my knowledge there’s only one spot in Oregon where you can see the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascade peaks of Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, and Hood. That’s from the top of Saddle Mountain. Add in the expansive meadows of wildflowers that are draped across the mountain right now and you’ve got a big reason to get out of Portland this weekend. Read about it in this week’s Portland Family Outdoors, here.





Picture of the Week: Hood River Mountain

30 04 2012

This pic is from a few years ago when I visited Hood River Mountain. Typically most of the photos you see from Hood River Mountain feature wildflowers in the foreground, with Mt. Hood Majestically framed somewhere off in the distance. When I got home that day and looked at the photos I had taken, this one from the back side of the mountain stuck out as my favorite. I just really dig the layers of flora and color. The only bummer is that there’s a nice clump of lupine in the foreground that hadn’t bloomed yet. That would have been sweet.





Picture of the Week: Mt Adams from the Tom McCall Nature Preserve

23 04 2012

May is around the corner.