Hagg Lake

1505271HaggLakeMemorial Day weekend is when everyone and their dog heads out to “enjoy nature”. Having tried to go out during this three-day crazyfest in years past, I know that “enjoying nature” is generally defined as consuming excessive amounts of light beer, blasting country music from anything with speakers and using the outdoors as one’s personal Continue reading


Willamette River

1605188WillametteThis should probably be called “the Willamette, Clackamas and Molalla” as I fished (or tried to fish) the mouths of Willamette tributaries as well as the main river. The salmon and shad runs are in full swing right now, as attested to by the number of boats on the river, and the two sea lions I saw cruising by Clackamette park. Continue reading