Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 6.1 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 428.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 1078 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 47218 feet

We only got a chance to hike once this weekend, due to family activities yesterday.  We decided to stay close and just headed out to a forest road hike.  It was a beautiful day but with just enough coolness in the air.  Our son also joined us.

Moulton Falls Trail Hike with Waterfalls Tour

Hike Distance: 6.1 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 422.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 695 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 46140 feet

I decided upon visiting the Moulton Falls area again, and see the Lewis River and waterfalls.  It was a nice cool day and just an enjoyable walk.  I tried hiking the Yacolt Creek loop but the bridge was still closed.  I met a nice gentleman on the Bell’s Mt. trail and we talked a while.  He seems to be dealing with a multitude of health issues, but was still able to get out today.  I wished him well!

Frenchmen’s Bar Area Hike

Hike Distance:  5.1 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 410.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 324 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 44644 feet

I went out today but wasn’t in my best form.  I managed to squeak out some mileage but just wasn’t in the mood to be out.  This occasionally happens but isn’t the norm.  I did enjoy the hike but actually felt good about getting back home.

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail Hike including Couger Creek Trail

Hike Distance: 7.0 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 405.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 396 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 44320 feet

One of those gorgeous, warm days in spring that I just couldn’t not hike.  Again, I got out late and just stayed close to home.  I was feeling pretty good today and extended the hike to include the Cougar Creek Trail.  Plenty of people out, as you’d expect.  I loved the flowering trees and even spotted a Bald Eagle perched on a tree!