Silver Star Mountain - 10/18/2015

Silver Star mountain is definitely for those of faint of heart. It is not the 5.5 mile hike itself which I would call pretty walk in the park compared to Dog Mountain, Hamilton or Table Mountain. However the road to the trailhead is in very bad condition; I would not suggest attempting this without a truck or SUV.

Tulehoidjad 65

Last Saturday we had a party at the Latvian church here in Portland to celebrate our group's 65th anniversary. There was food, singing and dancing. When I got home way past my regular bed time my muscles were quite sore after all those polkas;)

Current and former folk dancers

Table Mountain 7/18/15

The weather in Portland has been, let's put it mildly, off-putting lately. This is not a city for 90+ degrees. Our fair city is supposed to be no more than 80F with occasional grey skies and rain in the summer. I have yet to see a decent downpour this summer and my house despite all the precautions is a sauna sans AC. However I am determined not to give in!

Table Mountain on the way up

June 2015

After a total of 15 years of college (on and off, mostly off) I finally graduated with a BA in Social Science from Portland State. Social Science is a degree you end up with then you cannot afford to quit your day job and take classes during the day like all the regular students at PSU.


older blog posts:

Oct 12, 2015 Tulehoidjad 65
Jul 23, 2015 Table Mountain 7/18/15
Jun 29, 2015 June 2015
May 21, 2015 Saddle Mountain - 05/09/2015
Apr 22, 2015 2015 - the year of hikes?
Aug 10, 2014 Lola
Mar 26, 2014 Cricket
Mar 5, 2014 Dallas
Jan 1, 2014 2013 in review
Jun 9, 2013 4T Trail, beginning at SW riverfront - 06/09/2013