Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Into the Earth

Here are some photos of the second stop on our trip, Lava Beds National Monument. More lava tube caves than you can shake a stick at! Ranging from short easy walks to long belly crawls (we skipped most of those)..We also hiked up Schonchin Butte while we we there.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

There & Back Again

Saturday 09/05 Eric & I attempted to hike the 40 mile Mt. Hood loop trail in one day but it wasn't to be! We set out from Timberline Lodge at 4:15am with the goal of returning before 8:00pm. We made good progress for the first 14 miles to the Elliot Glacier crossing which we knew was going to be difficult. The trouble was when we got there we hesitated & walked up & down the East side mile long moraine trying to decide which was the best way to go. Finally hesitation about crossing & a ticking clock made the decision for us if we had crossed, it would be after 12:00 by the time we reached the West side Moraine and we would still have 26 miles to go. We we returned by the way we had come to Timberline Lodge all told, a 29 mile There and back again day hike! If the weather holds we will make another attempt later in September if not it will have to go on next years list!

Friday, September 3, 2010