A hike through the West Hills to Pittock Mansion, 8 November 2020

Camera: Minolta SRT-101. Lens: MC Rokkor-X PG f/1.4 50mm Film: Kodak Ultramax 400 The West Hills is a small mountain range (Tualatin Mountains, in itself a far-flung spur of the Coast Range) that separates Portland from the Tualatin Valley to the west. Some of the hills rise above 1,000 feet in elevation. And there's lots... Continue Reading →

An urban hike, 4 Sept 2018

We're nearing the end of summer and I haven't yet done an overnight hiking trip. That will be remedied soon, as my friend Ed and I are planning for something next weekend. I met Ed downtown on the evening of Tuesday September 4th to pore* over maps and scheme. And there's no better way** to... Continue Reading →

A West Hills Hike, 6 Nov 2017

Y'know, it's not always about the bike. I do like to walk and use public transit. When I founded this "league", oh, thirteen years ago, it was supposed to be both for cycling and walking. But y'know, bikes are cool and folks like to look at bicycle pictures. So that wins out nine times out... Continue Reading →

West Hills Hike, 25 Oct 2016

And now for something completely different: A hike! Y'know, it's been a long time since I went on a foot adventure. And I really don't know why it's been a long time, but the time to rectify is now. I've been itching to get up into the Tualatin Mountains, aka the West Hills, the spine... Continue Reading →

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