Outhiking's PhotoBlog

Shelly and I have done a bunch of drives, hikes, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing in the last three months. I can't believe I haven't posted in that long…

After our journey through the small towns of the foothills of the Blue Mountains we arrived at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. As I said, it's the newest of the…

Shelly and I haven't gotten our hiking on in a while and it is starting to get pretty cool in the mountains, so we picked out a nice desert hike near the John…

and freshly minted clean air!!! We finally had a storm come through and clean the air up. Shelly and I took Bentley and headed up into the Blue Mountains which…

A Few End of the Summer Shots Shelly and I have done a ton this summer, and I thought I would share a shot or two from our adventures of late. I have made a…

The Cascade Mountains intercept rains off the Pacific which is why Portland and Seattle have their soggy reputations. Once the volcanic peaks wring out all the…

Did a 7 mile hike on the Lostine River of the Wallowa Mountains yesterday, and a hike through Bennington Lake today. We hiked the Lostine until we started…

Shelly has never been to Europe, and I had a trip to visit my uncle in London followed by some lazy days in Sicily lined up before the pandemic hit. We of…

We had a wee bit too much to drink the night before, and had professed our wanting to hike the previous day, but with heavy rain and gray we entered sloth mode.…

So I live in Washington, but work in Oregon. Most of the rural counties in both states in this area have gone to phase II because in our rural settings things…

Took a nice drive down to the Snake and Tucannon Rivers. Sadly it was over run with covid loving, wall to wall, RV campers, and people fishing shoulder to…

I had an LG G4 for a number of years and loved its output. When the G4 died I needed something new and bought a G6, hoping for similar image quality. Sadly it…

I love my Mamiya C330F camera. It is completely manual, no batteries, has what could be considered live view before live view, and was a strong choice for…

Another great adventure on a lonely road in the foothills. We started in the upper reaches of the wheatlands, and headed up four miles from there with a 1500…

We went to a desert location on Saturday because it was cloudy in the foothills and then with a bright sunny day we returned to the foothills on Sunday. We…

I really miss the YMCA. It sits just across the street and was so convenient. After work, before work, it was like a trusted friend, always there. I was in…

Pioneer Parks are a common thing in small towns along the Oregon Trail route. There was one in Pendleton, Oregon where I lived for 20 years and raised my kids.…

I commute 70 miles everyday, and start in the big city of Walla Walla (45000) and travel through orchard and wine country before arriving at my work in dryland…
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