Spring has sprung! / by Matt Reeder

It’s been a little bit since I’ve checked in here, because I’ve been out on the trail. What else would you expect? I’ll try to not make it so long the next time.

The spring so far has been marked by some fantastic new hikes as well as return to trips to some old favorites. Most of my hiking, as is usually the case, has been in the Columbia River Gorge. Without a new book to write I have been free to explore to my heart’s desire, and I’ve really tried to seek out the most interesting adventures each time I go out. I’ve been fortunate enough to get out a good amount, as I have many weekdays free for adventure. As luck would have it, I’ve hit the trail for 11 different adventures since the beginning of spring.

They are:

  • March 23 - Catherine Creek and Tracy Hill

  • March 24 - Klickitat River Trail

  • March 27-28 - Blue Pool and Clear Lake

  • March 31 - Deschutes River via Free Bridge Road

  • April 2 - Mitchell Point and Spirit Falls

  • April 9 - Columbia Hills State Park Loop

  • April 12 - Memaloose Hills

  • April 18 - Mosier Plateau, Lost Lake and Punchbowl Falls

  • April 20 - Road’s End and Munson Creek Falls

  • April 25 - Angels Rest and Bridal Veil Falls

  • April 27 - Cottonwood Canyon State Park

May is looking to be a lot of fun and full of lots of new adventures. I can’t wait!