We are now available for half and full day guiding in the Tillamook State Forest.
Climb to the summit of coast range peaks, explore roadless river canyons, traverse mossy hillsides on long abandoned logging roads, range out across a long network of trails or explore the depths of canyon creeks accessible only by elk path. Tillamook country is rich in histories both told and untold, and full of secrets.
Stay tuned for updates and more special offerings as we complete the permit application process with other land agencies to bring you even more obscure and beautiful offerings.
Personalized, One-On-One Guided Trips
$500 Full Day
Eight hours of guided hiking and instruction, plus an intake interview to assess your fitness level, discuss your goals and make arrangements.
$400 Half Day
Four hours of guided hiking and instruction, plus an intake interview to assess your fitness level, discuss your goals, and make arrangements.
Intimacy With Place Series: Rivers of the Tillamook Rainforest
Prices Vary: $150-200/person, up to groups of three
This is a series of trips designed to teach you how to build intimacy with place through solitude and repetition.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Each event will highlight a different river of the Oregon Coast Range and we will use our time spent afield to practice a variety of skills like identifying plants, navigation, foraging, animal sign observation, creek crossings, off trail travel, map reading, trip planning and more.
Kilchis River: Seasonal Waterfalls and Secret Trails. December 11th, 2021. Tillamook, OR $180/person
Salmonberry River: Abandoned Roads, Rails, and the Power of Water. Saturday, January 15th, 2022. Timber, OR $180/person.
Trask River: Bobcats, Bark Shanties, and Secret Creeks. Saturday, February 19th, 2022. Tillamook, OR $180/person.
Wilson River Wonderland. Saturday, February 26th, 2022. Wilson River Highway $150/person.
Salmonberry River: Abandoned Roads, Rails, and the Power of Water. Saturday, March 12th, 2022. Timber, OR $180/person.
Kilchis River: Seasonal Waterfalls and Secret Trails.. Saturday, March 26th, 2022. Tillamook, OR $180/person.
North Fork Salmonberry: To The Confluence. Saturday, April 9th, 2022. Timber, OR $180/person.
South Fork Kilchis: Into The Hills. Saturday, April 30th, 2022 Tillamook, OR $180/person.
Trask North Fork: Waterfalls, Weeping Walls, and Rock Formations. Saturday, May 14th, 2022. Tillamook, OR $180/person.
Wilson River Trail: To The Pinnacles. Saturday, May 28th, 2022. Wilson River Highway $180/person.
North Fork Salmonberry River: Canyon Paradise. June 11th, 2022. Timber, OR $180/person.
Kilchis River: Seasonal Waterfalls and Secret Trails. June 25th, 2022. Tillamook, OR $180/person.
Full Moon Party
$125 per person.
Join us for a reverent, beautiful, monthly walk under the light of the full moon. Slow down and reconnect to the wheel of life in a joyful night walk with others. Timber, OR. $125/person.
Saturday, February 12th, 2022, 5:00- 7:00PM
Saturday, March 12th, 2022, 6:00- 8:00PM
Saturday, April 9th, 2022, 6:00- 8:00PM
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 8:30-10:30PM
Saturday, June 11th, 2022, 8:30-10:30PM
Silent Night Walk
Learn to feel at ease in the forest at night with a silent walk along Gales Creek at sunset. Experience the power of sharing space with other without saying a word. This is a two hour walk done without lights, or voices on the last Saturday of every month.
January 29th, 2022, 4:00- 6:00PM, Gales Creek, OR.
February 26th, 2022, 5:00- 7:00PM, Gales Creek, OR.
March 26th, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM, Gales Creek, OR.
BLACK MOON EDITION! April 30th, 2022, 7:00- 9:00PM, Gales Creek, OR.
May 28th, 2022, 7:30- 9:30PM, Gales Creek, OR.
Spring Foraging Walk
$75 per person, two person minimum
By popular demand, we have added a quick, introduction to foraging class, to be held at various convenient locations throughout the Tillamook State Forest. Join us for a short walk as we identify plants, discuss the best ways to find healthy foraging grounds, and sample a few bites, and talk about reciprocity in a foraging context.
Sunday, March 20th, 2022, 10am-12pm, Wilson River Highway.
Sunday, May 1st, 2022, 10AM- 12PM, Wilson River Highway.
Intuitive Navigation Clinic
$100 per person
Coming this spring! Learn how to listen to your inner guide, in this quick, fun, navigation clinic.
Forest Skills Practice
$75 per person, two person minimum
Practice essential forest skills like plant identification, off trail navigation, creek crossing techniques, and more. This is a super fun, social skills practice that changes each month. Come play in the woods with us!
Sunday, March 27th, 2022. 10am-12pm.
Foraging Foundations Class
$40 per person, Portland, OR
Foraging is a great way to deepen your connection with nature. In this class, we tour a private garden of edible and medicinal native plants, talk about reciprocity, relationship with place, harvesting ethics, identify edible weeds, as well as the historical and cultural contexts of foraging. You’ll learn what to look for during different seasons, how to build yourself a foraging map, and how to identify plants with confidence.
Next date : TBD
$60 per hour
When you want more in-depth, professional advice, beyond the scope of #NortherKnowsBest, book a consult with me where we can discuss in-depth trip plans, camping, road trips, swimming holes, locations for movie and TV, photo shoots, weddings and more.
Norther Knows Best!
Just-for-fun, for the low price of $10, you can tap into my encyclopedic wealth of knowledge about local destinations and I will recommend three hikes or travel ideas, based on your time and experience level.
*entertainment purposes only.
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