Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mt. Hood

Another of highlight of our Oregon adventure in August, was a trip to Mt. Hood and the Timberline Lodge. Mt Hood also happens to be on the Pacific Crest Trail which we wouldn't have known if we hadn't stumbled across the trail marker (left) while exploring behind the lodge. We met a true mountain trekker, however, "Fig Newton", who began his 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail trek in April, in Mexico, and was en route to Manning Park, B.C., the end of the line. An avid hiker since his Boy Scout days, he said he'd hiked the Appalachian Trail three times, so we have no doubt he'd make it. A true gentleman, he was a pleasure to meet and chat with.
"Fig Newton" on the Pacific Crest Trail

Indian Paintbrush on the slopes of Mt. Hood.

Sunday Brunch deserts from the historic Timberline Lodge.

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