Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A hike around the Oxbow..


Oregon's Fickle weather scuppered our plans for a Sunday hike up to Paradise Park on Mt. Hood yesterday. Instead we decided on a rare "Hike from Home" since we live only about a mile from the Oxbow Park Equestrian Trail Head. We headed over to Oxbow Park then hiked a big loop through the park. We managed to clock up 10 miles by the time we got back to the house & were back home in time for lunch!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Bacon Butty


Our plans for a Big Hike on Mt. Hood were scuppered by rain today so we settled for a Bacon Butty & a shorter hike around Oxbow Park from Home.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Too much time on my hands!

So Chiyoko says I have too much spare time if I have time to make these movies :^)..




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Cat & Dog Hike


Sunday June 9th Chiyoko Shelly, Ian & I set out to hike the Cat & Dog,
(that's Cook Hill, the Auspergur Traverse & Dog Mountain) or CAD for short! We started of by leaving one car at the Dog Mountain trailhead then driving on to Cook Underwood Road to begin the hike up Cook Hill. From the Summit of Cook Hill we made our way over to the Cook Hill radio towers then made our way along the old ridge line trail to Augspurger Mountain. From here we hiked South again on the Augspurger trail to the Dog Mountain trail, up & over Dog Mt. for summit #3! The hike came in at about 14.5 miles & 5700' of EG.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The old Tillamook Railroad.


Sunday June 2nd we set off to explore a section of the old Port of Tillamook Railroad. Built in the early 1900's operations finally stopped after storm damage in December 2007 when it was decided that the line could no longer be kept operational. We hiked the section from the high point on the line, Cochran Pond (the site of an old mill) about 7 miles west to Kinney Creek & back. Passing though 3 tunnels. We also crossed the Big Baldwin Trestle which is 165' high & over 500' long as well as the all wooden Wolf Creek Trestle.

You can find out more about the lines history on this Wikipedia page & this Port of Tillamook page.

What's left of the the Kinney Creek Trestle