North Hares Canyon loop goes north from the junction of the Widow Maker trail. Start at the Visitor Center and go to the southeast corner of the parking lot, which is the trail to the Brooke Creek Camping area. Take the trail marked Widow Maker on…

Stub Stewart has over 20 miles of hiking trails. By combining trails it is possible to make loops of 2-5 miles or more in length. The Hares Canyon trail stretches from the top boundary on the north to the Banks-Vernonia trail on the south.  I started…

Do you have a favorite hike? Would you share it with me? If so please email me with the details of that hike. Please include a paragraph or 2 to describe the hike. Trail surface, mileage, elevation gain, scenic points, and a gpx file if…

Stub Stewart State Park in Buxton, Oregon offers alot of trails. to hike. You can utilize the many trails together to create3-5 mile loops or just short hikes. What ever you want to do. All the trails are in the forest and the surface is…

I have traveled north to Oregon and will be here for the summer. My first stop is the Medford Oregon area to visit our son and his family. My grandson along with his wife took me on a hike to Table Rock. Upper Table Rock…

I have made some updates to the site. I have added a menu link to download GPX files and a link to download PDF map files. So when you find a hike you want to do, go to the download GPX and download the file.…

In my description of the trails, I use the term “Elevation Gain” It is also used in the Hiking Difficulty Calculator to determine a hike difficulty rating. So just what is elevation gain? Elevation gain can best be described as every time you hike up…

Last week our hiking club took a trip to Prescott Arizona. Our trips are usually to an area that is different than the Tucson area desert hiking! In other words green and with trees! We had planned for 5 hikes but only did 4 of…

REI does not sponsor me in anyway (maybe someday!) I like REi mainly because they have good prices and are great to work with, however I am becoming a bigger fan because of their return policies. I have returned boots, socks and my most recent…

Why do I wear a kilt, you ask. Well I am of Scot/Irish heritage and I like kilts! I do a lot of winter hiking in Arizona, where the winters can get hot. I also hike a lot in Oregon during the summer where it…