2021 Non-Climbing

Columbia Hills & Silver Star

Columbia Hills

Shirley and the Deschutes River (Jan. 2021).

Columbia Hills

Shirley with the boys (Jan. 2021).

Columbia Hills

A nice 4+ mile loop through some Oregon prairie lands at the east edge of the Columbia Gorge. First time there for us and it turned out to be ideal for some initial off-leash training for junior (Jan. 2021).

Columbia Hills

Feeding frenzy (Jan. 2021).

Columbia Hills

Columbia Hills (Jan. 2021).

Silver Star

Davey experiencing snow for the first time (Jan. 2021).

Silver Star

Davey annoying Benny on Silver Star (Jan. 2021).

Silver Star

Davey on Silver Star (Jan. 2021).

Silver Star

Shirley and Benny on Silver Star (Jan. 2021).

More Silver Star

Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain (April 2021).

Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain (April 2021).

Sutton Mountain

Sutton Mountain

Shirley and the boys on the way up Sutton Mountain. We’ve done this hike years ago with Blondie but we did it cross country via the ridge. This time we stuck to the dirt road which allowed some rolling fetch the stick games (April 2021).

Sutton Mountain

Charging up!!

Sutton Mountain

Nearing the summit of Sutton Mountain (April 2021).

Sutton Mountain

Sutton Mountain (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Ninemile Ridge

The boys starting our hike up the beautiful Ninemile Ridge an hour north of Pendleton (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

A refreshing sip (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Posers (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Very pretty hike especially for an early season one (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Junior (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

What up fellas?

Ninemile Ridge

Snow patches on the right mark the endpoint of the hike (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Sharing – Benny drinks, Junior waits (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Shirley on the Ninemile Ridge (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Benny posing (April 2021).

Ninemile Ridge

Post-hike cool-off (April 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin

Shirley and Benny starting the hike up to Spring Basin in central Oregon (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Boys playing with the ever important stick (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Shirley and Davey (May 2021).

Spring Basin

The boys in Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Shirley and the boys (May 2021).

Spring Basin

They’re not stressing wildlife; they are chasing a stick we’ve thrown (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Junior (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Spring Basin (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Taking in the views (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Cactuses in bloom. Not a common sight in Oregon but this place had an abundance (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Beautiful (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Mr. Senior posing (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Sharing the water bowl like brothers…when the elder is done, the youth will drink (if there’s any left…probably not).

Spring Basin

All smiles (May 2021).

Spring Basin

Happy dogs (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

The unassuming start to the Pine Bench hike (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

Starting the hike up to Pine Bench (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

The boys on their way up to Pine Bench (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

Cooling off (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

Benny and his stick (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

Somewhere here we reapplied that we were not hiking but simply providing a ride to Portland to about 300 ticks (May 2021).

Boulder Creek / Pine Bench

The boys on the Boulder Creek / Pine Bench hike (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll – views from the hike (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Boys on the way up to the top of Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Shirley on one of our go-to spring hikes (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

The boys eating up a patch of snow near the summit of Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Shirley charging up to the summit (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Benny and Davey (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Airborne (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll (May 2021).

Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout

Mom, Shirley and the boys at Cape Lookout (May 2021).

Cape Lookout

Benny and Davey (May 2021).

Cape Lookout

Benny and his stick (May 2021).

Cape Lookout

Mom spectating a game of fetch with the boys (May 20210).

Cape Lookout

The boys spooling up (May 2021).

Cape Lookout

Davey grabbing life by the balls at Cape Lookout (May 2021).

Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout (May 2021).

Paulina Falls and Bend

Paulina Falls

Paulina Falls (May 2021).

Paulina Falls

Family at Paulina Falls (May 2021).

Bend

Shirley, Mom, and they boys at the Airbnb rental place in Bend (May 2021).

Bend

Mom and her favorite grandson (May 2021).

Oregon Badlands

Bend

Bend. OK, which hike?

Oregon Badlands

Oregon Badlands hike with family and the boys (May 2021).

Oregon Badlands

Family and Benny with stick (May 2021).

Oregon Badlands

Shirley and the boys (May 2021).

Junction Lake

Junction Lake

Still snowy Junction Lake (June 2021).

Junction Lake

The boys training for taking down tweakers (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Davey’s second day (first weekend) of swimming (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Air Davey (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Benny and Davey in action (Junction 2021).

Junction Lake

They’re not quiet (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Junction Lake (June 2021).

Junction Lake

A snow bridge over a wooden bridge (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Some lake we passed on the way home – couldn’t resist (June 2021).

Junction Lake

The boys in action (June 2021).

Junction Lake (A Week Later)

Detroit Lake

Detroit Lake. Teamwork? No, wrestling match. Turns out that the hike we picked (Santiam Pass area) now requires a permit (even for day hikes). Fucking stoooooopid. This was the consolation prize on a Saturday (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Starting the hike up to Junction Lake on a Sunday a week after our first visit of the season (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Much less snow than the week prior but still pretty continuous for the last quarter mile before the lake. Portland is baking in a 115 degree heat but the boys are enjoying snow (June 2021).

Junction Lake

On the way to Junction Lake (June 2021).

Junction Lake

The race is on. Click pic for a quick video (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Oh yeah – that hits the spot (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Junior at Junction Lake (June 2021).

Junction Lake

There’s no halfassing it – always balls to the wall (June 2021).

Junction Lake

The race is on. Click pic for a quick video (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Benny getting some love while Davey is getting some stick (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Keeping cool with my home boys (June 2021).

Junction Lake

The boys at Junction Lake (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Davey dog!

Junction Lake

Come on man – throw the goddamn stick already!!

Junction Lake

Junction Lake (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Still a wrestling match (June 2021).

Junction Lake

The boys (June 2021).

Junction Lake

This hike was custom designed for hot doggos with a cool off station every mile or so (June 2021).

Junction Lake

Fucking Queensland hot (except we’re not imprisoned).

Junction Lake

Davey the warrior princess (air conditioned car to air conditioned house).