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August 29, 2011

Hiking around Mt. Hood


Scott and I hiked the Timberline trail around Mt. Hood this weekend, partly in preparation for hiking around Mt. Rainier on the Wonderland trail in a couple weeks. I'm pretty bushed from the two-day hike so I hope I'll stand up to the five days of hiking the Wonderland. We almost got turned around on the north side by a fire but after running in to a crew of Hispanic firefighters we learned it was a small fire and lower in elevation than our trail took us. If it had been windy we probably would have turned back. We had gorgeous weather throughout and I managed to take some photographs on the way.

Posted by Dave at 09:26 AM

August 01, 2011

Coast weekend

Spent two nights at the coast over the weekend at a rental house in Rockaway beach. We were a short way from the beach on a hill with a great view of the water. Some foggy mornings clearing to beautiful sun it felt so good to get out of town. Got a bike ride and a hike/run in. I found an old road that Google showed but was grassy and unused, a great footpath through what used to be an old-growth forest. Some of the stumps must have been 15' in diameter!

Posted by Dave at 09:19 AM