Paula and I took the boat out on the Willamette near Molalla River State Park and caught a cool sunset.
Elephant Rock at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
Paula and I made a day trip to Astoria, Oregon to celebrate the week off from work (me) and school (Paula). We visited Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Clatsop National Park, the Maritime Museum and got to learn about the history of the area, which was pretty interesting. The waves, wind and rain were out in force, but we took a few photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Let me introduce you to one of my new favorite hikes in Oregon, the Burnt Lake Trail to East ZigZag Mountain. It all started on a nice Sunday (8/2/2011), when I needed to give Paula some space to study, so I looked at my new Green Trails map and Sullivan’s 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon book and found a nice trail called Burnt Lake. It was rated moderate and had some options to extend into a longer hike, so I was game.