Camping, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 3: Oregon Coast

I can't remember how we arrived at the conclusion, but Dave, Eric, and I decided the best way to get me back to Portland for my flight the next day would be driving up the coast. Being landlocked in Wyoming and all, I couldn't turn down a chance to see the ocean so a plan… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 3: Oregon Coast

Activities, Backpacking, Camping, Crater Lake National Park, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

Waking up in a lava field is always exciting stuff around me, as I'll make sure everyone knows how excited I am to be in a lava field! I mean, I was near the Newberry shield volcano, which is purported to be the largest volcano in the Cascades at twenty miles across, and it was… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

Activities, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, Silver Falls State Park, United States, Waterfalls

A Presidential Adventure – Part 1: Waterfalls & Movie Rentals

Another three day weekend, another flight to Portland booked! A flight that landed at 12:20am, but a flight nonetheless (even better since it was $80). This rendition of three-day-weekend-PNW-adventures would be centered around backpacking in Crater Lake National Park over President's Day weekend in February - new national park for me, and my first time… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 1: Waterfalls & Movie Rentals

Camping, Hiking, Oregon, United States, Washington, Waterfalls

MLK Adventure Weekend

Take the chance, buy the plane tickets, wake up in strange places! A chance "follow" on Instagram led to reconnecting with a long lost friend and proceeding to plan all the adventures. With an upcoming long weekend, I nabbed flights to Portland, Oregon on sale, tossed on the brand new mountaineering boots and stuffed clothes… Continue reading MLK Adventure Weekend

Activities, Cape Disappointment State Park, Lewis and Clark National Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States, Washington, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport

Our final day, and we were sad. The weather decided to match our mood, and it was pouring rain as we stepped out of our cozy room at Ocean Shores Resort. Such melancholy šŸ˜¦ We would have a few hours of driving to reach our first destination of the day, Cape Disappointment. We set out… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport