One Day Wilderness-Tomlike Mtn.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in One Day Wilderness, Trail Reports | No Comments

With it’s long stretching views in all directions, Tomlike Mtn. is my favorite summit in the Gorge. The adjacent Wolley Horn Ridge invites exploration or simply a great spot to take a load off and have some lunch. Drive to Wahtum Lake TH and Camp, it is $11 a night for a spot here. If you have time […]

One Day Wilderness-Burnt Lake

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in One Day Wilderness, Trail Reports | No Comments

This one is a Mt. Hood classic that is more pleasant in the beginning of the summer when the snow melts or in the fall when the crowds and mosquitos die down. After a strange maze of road to get to the TH, start out in a nice flat forest trail before making a hard […]

Weekend Gem-The American Ridge Semi-Loop

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The American Ridge is one of Central Washington’s finest ridge top rambles, especially in mid-June, when snowbanks can provide you with the necessary water for an amazing camp on this mostly dry ridge. This 26.5 semi loop combines the PCT for the best of both worlds for the semi experienced  backpacker, a isolated ridge with […]