This time of year getting outside in the Pacific Northwest has its advantages. Cooler temperatures make being active more enjoyable as well as thinning out the crowds of your favorite trails. Recently photographers Alec Carrier and Mike Branscum headed out to Hood River with some buddies to capture exactly what this shoulder season psyche can look like.

 

Only about an hour East of Portland, Hood River is a mountain biker’s paradise. From the scenic and flowy trails of Syncline to the steep and park oriented Post Canyon, there’s a trail for everyone. Shops like Stoked Coffee Roasters and Dirty Finger Bikes fuel your adventures. Check out the adventure and get out there!

Words and photography by Alec Carrier and Mike Branscum