Help Me Plan My Next Big Adventure!

I don’t feel like writing another bah humbuggish post. To be honest, I don’t feel like writing much of anything. Despite a lingering cold, today I went to dance class (classes, actually), and now I want a nap. But this is day thirty-three of my fifty-day blog challenge, so I want — need — to post something.

How about something fun? Something for me to look forward to?

I know! My next big adventure!

In May, I will be going to Seattle for a weekend with my sisters, and I will be driving through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington, camping and hiking along the way. I’m planning to be out adventuring for approximately a month. (Unless I become subsumed into the camping culture, then who knows how long I will be out wilding in the wilds.)

I’ve been looking at the atlas, and it seems as if it could take years to explore even one of those states (which someday I hope to do). A month will give me only the merest glimpse of the area, and I don’t know much about Oregon or Washington at all.

So . . .

If you have any suggestions of places (or people!) to visit or to stay away from, special campgrounds or dispersed camping spots, great hikes and other delights, please let me know so I can add them to my itinterary.

Thank you!

This photo was taken on my only trip to Oregon, a four or five mile hike along the Oregon Coast outside of Brookings. The impossible dream includes doing the whole coast, but . . .  well, impossible dreams by definition are impossible. Unless you want to come and carry my backpack for me?


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels UnfinishedMadame ZeeZee’s Nightmare, Light BringerMore Deaths Than OneA Spark of Heavenly Fireand Daughter Am IBertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

14 Responses to “Help Me Plan My Next Big Adventure!”

  1. Kathy Says:

    I’m so excited for you! Oregon has a zillion places to camp/hike. I lived there for app. 10 years off/on. Check out for a list of cabins/yurts.

  2. rami ungar the writer Says:

    I wish I could help you, but I’ve never been to those places. I think the furthest west I’ve ever been is Texas, sadly.

  3. The Mature Adult and Hiking | Bertram's Blog Says:

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  4. Dymoon Says:

    I use to love heading out for an adventure…Mostly on my own, back, way back, LOL, usually their were few lone female travellers. One year I went to Newfoundland, most were dismayed when I wanted to rent a car, they worried I could do roads on my own..yeppers… we’ve come a long way. I say goon on you.. it will be fun hearing about your encounters.. thoughts and the many ideas that will float to surface.

  5. LordBeariOfBow Says:

    In May? Haven’t you been invited to the wedding?

  6. Mandy Says:

    Hi Pat! We live in Seattle and I just wrote a post on one of my favorite state parks of all-time, Fort Worden on the Pensisula. Also, if you’re coming up I-5 and want to visit Mt. St. Helens, Seaquest state park is a great launching pad. Happy travels!

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