Friday, January 24, 2020
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
This buck has been hanging out in our yard the last couple of afternoons. We had a bigger one for a few afternoons a couple weeks ago. Does and yearlings have been around as well, but not at the same time as the bucks.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Went for a nice little hike at McDowell Creek Falls park outside of Lebanon on an overcast Memorial day. Here's Royal Terrace falls and Majestic Falls. It's just short of a two mile loop to do both sets of falls if you do the full loop, probably a bit over half that if you go the shorter route to the bottom of both falls.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Hi there. I hadn't posted in a while, got kind of busy during the holidays and got away from paying attention to the blog. Time to get started up again.
Here's a few quick photos from the Lewisburg Saddle. It's just north of Corvallis, literally about 5 minutes from Crescent Valley High School. Just head west on Lewisburg road, turn right on Sulphur Springs road then head uphill to the top and you are there. They have three parking areas up there and the place has several hiking trails you can access from the main entrance.
I went there a few times last year, then I started going back up there this winter to hike in the snow. When you see snow on the hills on the north side of Corvallis, this is a great place to access for a snowy walk. Just make sure to wear some shoes with good tread, it can get a bit slick and icy if things melt and re-freeze.
This is a great place to walk to get started back on hiking. There are several logging roads, it's part of Mac Forest (a lot of research is done there), and there are other trails that split off the main logging roads to hike. Right now I'm kinda starting over for the year and I've been doing the new growth and old growth trail loops that cross each other. They are fairly mild hiking trails but I'm still huffing pretty good (although I'm improving every week). Once those are easy I'm going to look for some more challenging trails to do with Pat.