About the Authors

We are Nancy Burgon and Todd Wells, a retired couple in our seventies who live near Bend, Oregon. Nancy is a retired elementary teacher and Todd is a retired geographer. We spend a few months each summer scouting out prospective day hikes, then a few weeks each winter adding our selections to this website. Kindly direct any comments or suggestions to our email link at left.

For additional hikes and explorations in the Central Oregon area, see our sister website:
Central Oregon Geographica


Some of the day hikes on this website are new and original, but many were first mentioned in other Northwest hiking guides. For these latter hikes, we have re-visited the area, re-hiked the trails, then revised or updated their hike descriptions.

     • We owe a special debt of gratitude to William Sullivan and The Mountaineers
        Books, whose comprehensive hiking guides for both Oregon and Washington
        helped us immensely in this project.

     • Special mention also goes to Fred Barstad for his books,
Hiking Oregon’s Eagle
        Cap Wilderness
and Hiking Hells Canyon, both excellent guides to these areas.

     • For Oregon’s forest lands, we are indebted to Wendell Wood, whose Walking Guide
        to Oregon’s Ancient Forests
set a standard for all remote hiking guides to follow.

     • For Oregon’s desert lands, we salute Andy Kerr’s Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes,
        which has been helpful as both a desert travel manual and hiking guide.

     • For Eastern Washington, the guidebook by Rich Landers and Craig Romero,
        Hiking Eastern Washington
, gave us a good place to start in this region.

Page last updated: 2/18/20