Wood Thrush Hikes

nemophilist (n.) a haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude.

Whetstone Peak to Opal Creek Loop

Located in the northern part of the Willamette National Forest, and bordering Mount Hood National Forest, this short backpacking route takes you through parts of the largest uncut watershed in … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Red Pine Trail, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

This trail is easily a new favourite of mine. It features amazing views of Salt Lake Valley and of Little Cottonwood Canyon, a creek that follows most of the trail, … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hiking in Hocking Hills, Ohio

Located in southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills is a beautiful, forested area with gorges, cliffs, waterfalls, and rock shelters. A quick look at photos from this area, and you’ll probably be … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Backpacking to Kings Peak, Utah

I’ve been bugging C about going backpacking with me on the Appalachian Trail (a section hike). Flat out he told me that we lived in Utah and that we needed … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lambs Canyon Trail in Utah

Salt Lake City is a hot place in the summer. I’ve labelled this summer as apocalyptically hot. I’ve lost count of the number of days where the highs were in … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manoa Falls Trail in Oahu

This is the second of four day hikes we took on Oahu. I’m hoping I have time to post a third and a fourth. HIKE #2: Manoa Falls Trail Date: … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Kaunala Loop Trail in Oahu

This past May, my husband and I spent a week in Oahu. We managed to squeeze in four day hikes, which I’m going to share in separate posts. Oahu is … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 2 Comments