May 2020 – Cazadero Trail

Another month, another bike ride. While we wish we could have gone out for a hike, just about everything nearby was still closed. So we packed up the bikes and headed towards Estacada, OR, which isn’t too far from home, and is a BEAUTIFUL drive.

We couldn’t have asked for a prettier day to bike along the Cazadero Trail (aka the Old Clackamas Highway)–video below!

April 2020 – Row River Trail

Yes, we went in April. And also, in this instance “row” rhymes with “cow” (#importantthings). The trail is technically BLM land that’s still open and there’s plenty of room for social distancing. I think the only real “rule” that we broke was actually leaving our house. *big breaths* Sometimes you just need a little fresh air and we’ve never been so grateful for it!

That picture above, that’s Dorena Lake. I’ve never seen a reservoir so quiet and so peaceful. We even got a little drone footage in the video below!!

March 2020 – McDowell Creek Falls

I feel like I should start this post with an apology. By the time this is published, it’s likely that most of us will be completely relegated to our homes, with seemingly no end in sight. And yet here I am, taunting you with an outdoor adventure.

Full disclosure: we went on this hike prior to the full “Stay Home” policy of Oregon, so please keep that in mind as we bring a little nature to you! While the policy does still allow for hiking, it appears that hiking is the reprieve for MANY, and it’s not possible to keep six feet apart from other hikers on many of the trails. Be smart, stay safe.

Video is below!

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