Welcome!

This site was created so that I could record my hiking experiences. I really enjoy hiking and exploring the trails of the Clackamas District of the Mt Hood National Forest as well as a few trails in other areas. I find the trails in the Clackamas District more to my liking since they are less used, more remote, offer more solitude and some very beautiful scenery. I’m not a very good writer, but I record what I think about and remember on my hikes. Many times my descriptions are rather rambling, but I guess that is how I think. I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings as much as I enjoy exploring these trails.

My Father, who passed away in 2010 gave me the following quote (written on Idaho Senator Frank Church’s tombstone), which I really like:

“Don’t forget to spend some time in nature, Where you can bear witness to the wonder of God”.

The full quote is this: “I never knew anyone who felt self-important in the morning after spending the night in the open on an Idaho mountainside under a starstudded summer sky. Don’t forget to spend some time in nature, where you can bear witness to the wonder of God.” Wise words for future generations.

For lots of information about the trails in the Clackamas District, go to the Trail Advocate website.

If you just want to see pictures of my hikes, you can go here.

Clackamas District Old Map Information
If you want to experiment with a page that allows you to overlay selected historical maps over other maps (including historical topo maps). This map also allows you to zoom, pan, etc like regular maps on the web. One you have selected an overlay map, you can adjust the transparency of the map to be able to compare the old map to the new. Very helpful for researching old trails, etc. Click here
Warning – Very large map downloads on both of these following pages
If you would like to look at complete scans of old maps – this page has links to over 115 high quality scans of current and historical maps of the Clackamas district. Note: The 2012 Forest Service maps have been incorporated into this page. Click here
If you would like to see a page which allows you to select an area on the map and will show you which historic maps cover the area you selected. Click here

Click on the little hiker man or the year name to see hikes from that year

2017 Hikes

2016 Hikes

2015 Hikes

2014 Hikes

2013 Hikes

2012 Hikes

2011 Hikes

2010 Hikes

2009 Hikes

2008 Hikes

2007 Hikes

2006 Hikes

2005 Hikes

2004 Hikes

2002 Hikes

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