Monday, December 31, 2012
Many thanks go to Chiyoko & Mirranda for putting on a Great Christmas Dinner that we all enjoyed! Although no Christmas would be complete without Suzy's Steamed Cranberry Pudding, flambéed by Phil!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Sunday 12/09/12 I set off with a group from portlandhikers.org on a Russ Jolly - Nesmith Point Loop. We started at Horsetail Falls at 7:00am. We took the Russ Jolly Trail to the Upper Shelter & then a bushwhack route up to the Rock of Ages Trail. From here we hiked over to the junction with the Horsetail Creek trail & then on to Nesmith Point in the snow. After a short lunch break we hiked down the Nesmith Point trail to it's junction with the old washed out section of the 400 trail that heads back to Dodson. We took this trail & found it to be mostly easy going despite the washouts. From Dodson we quick marched back to Horsetail Falls on the road for a 14.6 mile loop with about 4675' of EG.
December 8th was the annual portlandhikers.org Meet n' Deet! Like fishermen getting together to tell tall tales of their hiking exploits over the previous 12 months. Special guests for the evening were Don & Roberta Lowe who kindly signed books that they had written in the 60 & 70's about hiking trails in Oregon & Washington. There is a thread on the event here on the portlandhikers site.