Beezley Hills-Monument Hill

Attractions: In the shoulder seasons of late fall or early spring when mud or snow is making access to the Cascades or the Cascadian foothills an unpleasant proposition, these open hills near Quincy are of... Read More...

Rock Island Grade

The base of the climb. This is a good spot to park and unload your gear. You are heading to the top! Attractions: This is a good out-and-back ride for training and a good one to sample some of the regi... Read More...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...

Sun Lakes-Dry Falls Trips

Cliffs, talus and erratics on the hike around Umatilla Rock at Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park. Sun Lakes - Dry Falls Trips by Andy Dappen Hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, … and cliff jumping?... Read More...

Ancient Lakes-Loop to Loop

Ancient Lakes-Loop to Loop by Andy Dappen The November shoulder season has descended like rain from heaven. Actually, it has descended because of the rain from heaven. A frigid and unpleasant mixture of  rai... Read More...

Northrup Canyon

Northrup Canyon in shoulder season. This canyon near Banks Lake and Steamboat Rock State Park offers interesting human history, geology, and natural history. It also offers beautiful rubber necking as you loo... Read More...

Palisades Sagebrush Steppe

by Glade and Andrea Brosi The frozen waterfall. Photo taken by Sarah Shaffer. Last Sunday we decided to explore the Palisades and were rewarded with the first wildflowers of the spring season. They wer... Read More...

Ancient Lakes-Shiggy’s Route

 Map. EMTBA Map Recommended Use. Mountain Biking, Hiking, Trail Running Recommended Season. Late Fall - Spring Skill. 2 Fitness. 2 Access (Adapted from Evergreen Mountain Biking Association). ... Read More...