April 2015 Adventures

26
Apr
2015
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Springers on the Willamette, I wish!

My friend John invited me salmon fishing again. We launched at the Swan Island boat ramp hoping to finally catch a chinook on the Willamette River. John's friend Kirk was also with us.

18
Apr
2015
jloomis

Camping and trout fishing at Lake Harriet, Oregon

Picture of fishing at Lake Harriet, Oregon

John's friend Joe plans an annual guys camping trip near Lake Harriet every year around the trout stocking schedule. This years trip fell in the middle of April and John invited me to join them.

Lake Harriet is a 22 acre reservoir on the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River. It is located about 47 miles Southeast of Portland. There is a campground on the East end (upriver end) hosting 11 primitive sites.

09
Apr
2015
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Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls loop hike - Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Picture of Fairy Falls - Columbia Gorge, Oregon

I had the whole day Wednesday with my Mini-Adventurer, so we took advantage of the weather and headed to the Columbia River Gorge for a waterfall hike. Ever since we moved out to the country with a small creek on our property, he has been enamored with water. I figured a hike full of waterfalls would really impress him. Our plan was to hike the Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls loop. It's just under 5 miles round-trip.

07
Apr
2015
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Spring snowmobiling around Bennett Pass and Badger Lake, Oregon

Picture of snowmobiling near Bennett Pass, Oregon

After seeing very little snow this winter, I was happy to see a few Spring snow storms roll over the Mt Hood area the past week. Enough snow fell in the higher elevations to afford me another snowmobile trip. It's like Christmas in April!

06
Apr
2015
jloomis

Salmon fishing on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers

After dropping my son off at Grandma's for the day, I met my friend John at the Swan Island boat ramp to try my hand at catching a chinook. John and his dad were nice enough to pick me up in their boat with everything ready to go.