Thursday, September 13, 2012

Timberline Loop in a day.

Saturday September 8th I set off with 7 other folks to hike the Mt. Hood Timberline trail in day. We set out from Timberline Lodge just after 5:00am going counterclockwise towards Cloudcap first. The whole thing clocked in at 37 miles, 9,500' of elevation gain & about 15 hours on the trail. I didn't take too many pictures as I was always afraid of falling behind the rest of the group! If you would prefer to do this hike in 12 minutes rather than 15 hours then watch this video :^).. Thanks to Eric & Mark for all the photos that filled in the places I missed!

Timberline to Paradise Park

Labour Day we set out on a Car shuttle hike from Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park & then down the Paradise Park trail to Road 39 near Highway 26. The flowers at paradise were in fine form & the weather was perfect! Along for the hike were Kazuko, Dominic & Pascal, Keiko, Greg & Chizuru. Just over 14 miles but nearly all down hill :^)..

Lunch Time!

Hiking on Mars

Well OK it's not really Mars but the Langille Crags on Mount Hood. Peder & I did a loop around the Languille Crags & the Mooney Tarn taking in both the upper & lower crossings of the Eliot Glacier.

Heading down the Langille Glacier (more of a snow field these days) to the Mooney Tarn.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Mooney Tarn

Sunday August 18th, Chiyoko, Eric & I decided to knock out two Mt. Hood Access trails that Chiyoko & I had never hiked before & Eric hadn't hiked for 20 years! The Elk Cove Trail & the Pinnacle Ridge Trail. Since we were also on that side of the mountain we decided to make a trip up to the Mooney Tarn & the old Mooney plane crash site. A long but very enjoyable day was had!

McIntyre Ridge

McIntyre Ridge - August 2012

We made a quick afternoon hike up on McIntyre Ridge with Kazuko & Pascal this past weekend to get their hiking legs back in shape after their 5 weeks in France!

Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge

The week after we returned from the Elkhorns we met up with Nancy & Eric to hike up to Barrett Spur from the Vista Ridge trail. The was our first in through the area burnt in last years Dollar Lake Fire.

Elkhorns Trip - Day Eight

Sunday was the last day of our Elkhorns trip & the long drive home! We made one stop along the way Breakfast in the small mountain town of Meacham :^)..