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    Matt Kinney saved Mirror Lake to Eagle Cap

    about 1 month ago

    Matt Kinney completed Pioneer Woman's Grave Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Canyon Trail to Silver Falls Loop

    about 2 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Tamawanas Falls

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Tamawanas Falls

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Lava Canyon Trail

    over 3 years ago

    I've done this hike twice in 2014... Once in Winter and once in early Autumn. Both were amazing for weather reasons. It's really hard to beat the view from the suspension bridge as the canyon as a whole comes into place. I don't recommend coming to the mountain for this experience alone... I would suggest this hike and June Lake, or Table mountain, or even the Ape Caves. Make a day of it...

    Matt Kinney completed Lava Canyon Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Dutchman Flat

    almost 4 years ago

    I highly suggest you do this in the wintertime after a nice snow storm. The views are absolutely amazing. You are cradled in a valley surrounded by 6 mountains... Mt. Bachelor, Tumalo Mountain, the 3 Sisters and Broken Top. There are trails somewhat maintained even in the winter snow, but I highly recommend snowshoeing.

    Matt Kinney completed Dutchman Flat Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Cape Falcon

    about 4 years ago

    Cape Falcon rubs right up against the beautiful, but very crowded Oswald West, or "Short Sands" Park. You may notice scores of vehicles in the Cap Falcon parking, but don't worry, most of those people are going to Short Sands. Once you start into the hike, you have a pretty steady elevation gain in a beautiful Sitka Spruce forest. Many of the trees are old growth and there is a remarkable stand once you're a couple miles in. This hike becomes somewhat unmaintained as you follow it north, but by looking at the pictures above, I see the best part of the hike remains unseen by most. If you have time and are confident in your hiking/scrambling abilities... Look closely and you will find a trail that takes you down the cape to the beaches and cliffs below. There is even a rope to help you scale down. With hundreds of people just on the South side of the Cape... we had the northern coastline at Cape Falcon all to ourselves.

    Matt Kinney completed Cape Falcon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Mckenzie Lava Flow And George Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    This was a burning hike, due to the reflection of the summer sun on the lava rock. It was a virtual sana with very little shade as the rocks retained the heat. Bring plenty of water and plenty of space on your camera because while you swelter, you will fall in love with the amazing views of the 3 Sisiters in the distance. I really enjoyed areas of life, or small islands of trees on the lava field. I am always so impressed with lava flows... This area was beautiful seeing how the flows took over parts of a forest yet spared others...

    Matt Kinney followed Rachel Patterson

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed South Sister

    about 4 years ago

    I will tell you the one thing I think I admired the most about this hike... It wasn't the 6.25 miles of one way skyward hell-hiking, it wasn't the fact that we saw many lakes, including Oregon's highest lake, it wasn't even the crazy-amazing views from the top on a windless day... After the pain left the body and I was left with the accomplishment, there was one thing I couldn't believe... I didn't find one piece of litter/trash throughout the whole hike. That says a lot about the type of people who hike it every day. The mountain was immaculate!

    Matt Kinney completed South Sister Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney followed Jen Sharp

    over 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Wahclella Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    I don't need to plug this profile with a bunch of photos because there are already so many...
    I would consider this more of a walk, or a stroll and not really a hike. At 2 miles round trip, this would be a good warm up before a real hike. Even better a place to cool off in one of the many pools on a hot day. Yes, the waterfall is gorgeous, but if you're like me, you know not to do it on a weekend. It's way too crowded for such a short track and you will never get the intended enjoyment when it's over run with people. Go early in the morning, or before sunset, you will be alone. It's quick, easy and better yet, makes for a nice trail run.

    Matt Kinney completed Wahclella Falls Trail [CLOSED]

    over 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Munra Point Trail

    over 4 years ago

    It's been many years since I did this hike and it seems little has changed. For all of you foragers... The blackberries have been sprayed, so no late summer picking, but there is plenty of Burdock root and Horsetails along the #400 trail, which runs parallel to I-84. Once you climb upward on the unmaintained trail before Moffet Creek, there is a lot of poison oak on both sides of the trail. I would not recommend dogs as they will bring it home on their fur. I also would say no children at all... There are many opportunities for slips and falls. I fell a couple of times on the way down, so this hike is best done after a string of dry days. There are more than a few places where you are climbing up rock faces and over boulders. Be experienced, sure footed, and a confident hiker and you should have no problems. Once at the top, be careful of wind gusts and enjoy the amazing view to the west.

    Matt Kinney updated Munra Point Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Dog Mountain Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Matt Kinney added Track - Oct 8 04:23 AM

    almost 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney saved Spray Park Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney saved Mount Saint Helens

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney saved Cape Falcon Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Eagle Creek Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney saved Green Lakes Trail #17

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney saved Iron Mountain Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney saved Lava Canyon Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Cape Meares State Park Loop

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney completed Cape Lookout Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Matt Kinney reviewed Rock of Ages and Horsetail Creek loop hike

    about 5 years ago

    Rock of Ages is by far one of the most difficult hikes out there. We took some detours that had us literally sidestepping over a sheer cliff face. It is definitely worth it to take the side trail to the top of ponytail falls. I am pictured above in the arch and I have to say besides Devil’s backbone, this is one of the best views of the gorge imaginable. This is a no kids hike that has some potentially dangerous moments, but if you keep your wits and sense of direction, you will be rewarded and want to go again. I am going again at the end of the week. Be careful and remember to pack out what you bring in…