New Patreon site to showcase Pacific Northwest folklore

I’ve just launched a new blog site at Patreon.

Patreon is a new digital community in which artists, writers and other talented folks can share their creations and recruit “patrons” to help support them with small regular contributions. It’s the power of the internet that makes these “communities” so powerful. Not everyone is interested in Pacific Northwest folklore, or yarns – but just enough of you might enjoy a “good” story from the early days of this country to keep this hungry writer churning out the tales that give our culture its unique flavor. Enjoy!

To begin with I’m using Patreon to showcase my non-fiction short story writing, but I may expand it to include some of my fictional writing, if readership numbers justify the effort.

So if you’ve enjoyed my stories, I urge you to go to and see what I’ve presented for your enjoyment on my Patreon publishing platform.

Jim Thayer

About Jim

Love to spend time getting lost in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest with Zoe, my Siberian Husky.
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5 Responses to New Patreon site to showcase Pacific Northwest folklore

  1. Don McCoy says:

    Enjoyed your presentation at REI tonight. I have both of your books, but am just getting started. Went to Jackson Creek last fall, but took the left road from the cabin and ran into a dead end. Went yesterday and took the “right” road and made it down to Gilkensen and then did the Vedanta Society loop. Great Hike!

    Look forward to doing more.

    Was wondering if you had read “Don’t Call Me Ma” by Sam Churchill

  2. Jeff Walton says:

    Hi Jim,

    I just received your book in the mail … Hiking from Portland to the Coast. Very nicely done! I live in the Vernonia area and read somewhere that one of the trails you identify originates near McDonald road just off of Hwy 47. I was wondering if you can give me some indication where this trail (logging road maybe?) is off of Mcdonald Rd. Thanks again for your great work … love the book! Jeff

    • Jim says:

      I’ve been up McDonald Rd. You can drive up it to where it intersects with Siedelman Rd. Siedelman Road traverses the eastern side of the Beaver Creek valley and merges with “Old Pebble Creek Road”. This is one of the oldest roads used by settlers over Hoffmann Mountain to Vernonia, and accounts of early settlers recall using this route into the Nehalem valley from Washington County. The other entry was via Fishhawk Creek and Wood’s Landing (now called Woodson on Hwy 30. Later they built the road over Bunker Hill to St. Helens. And, of course there was the original approach by way of Young’s Bay to Olney, and thence by rough track to Pope’s Corner on the Nehalem.

  3. Irene says:

    Hello, Mr. Thayer.
    I’ve only recently discovered your “Forest hiker” web pages, and despite the fact that I’ve lived in the rural area between Scappoose and Vernonia for more than 30 years, I have learned quite a lot about this area from your postings. I’ve just retired this summer, and now look forward to exploring some of the sites you describe that were previously unknown to me. Thank you most kindly for your time and effort to be exacting in your descriptions, directions, and history. I am most appreciative!

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