Hiawatha Trail

The original plan for our Fall camping trip was to drive all the way to New Hampshire, arriving in time for the birth of our first grandchild. When the parents-to-be gently requested that we arrive AFTER rather than before the baby, we found ourselves without a firm destination and six weeks to kill. After a […]

Summer Cycling

We first took up road cycling four summers ago. I (Chris) signed up to participate in the 2010 Tour de Cure fundraising event that benefits the American Diabetes Association. By committing to this early August event, I figured I’d have the whole summer to get in shape once school ended in June. Our daughter Hannah […]

Banks to Vernonia

I’d been trying to get David on this bike trail ever since it opened up a year or two ago. It’s a 21 mile long rail-to-trail that has been constructed over old train tracks which includes two dramatic 700 foot long, 80 feet high trestles. We started at the Manning trailhead, shaving 6 miles off […]

Clackamas River

We started a few miles southeast of Estacada in the parking lot at the PGE Powerstation off of Faraday Road. A 5 mile paved pedestrian/bike trail starts there and follows the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River to Promontory Park where it joins Hwy 226 again. It’s a gradual incline for dozens of miles, […]