Monday, July 29, 2013

Ten Miles on the Tualatin River..

Sunday, instead of our usual hike we went for a jaunt on the Tualatin River, we still managed to get ten miles in though :^)..

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Buck Peak

Buck Peak is a long hike from anywhere, sitting on the PCT / Bull Run Boundary between Indian Mountain & Lolo Pass. Its claim to fame is that it's the highest Peak in Multnomah County. That being said it only has a view in one direction & even from Lost Lake it was a 16 mile round trip! We have been there now & tagged it, so no need to go there again :^).

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunset & Sunrise at Lost Lake

Chiyoko & I spent Thursday & Friday of last week up at Lost Lake. Thursday evening between 8:30 & 9:00 we watched the Sun set....

Then on the Friday morning between 6:00 & 6:30 we watched it rise again!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Two Nights & Three Days in Mordor ;^)..

On July 14th Chiyoko & I set off on a 2 night trip to travel around Mt. St. Helens on the Loowit trail. It turned out to be a bit tougher than we expected it to be but we made it around!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Two More Fourteeners :^)..

The Annual Bourne Grammar School 1980/82 reunion (North American Chapter) was held in Colorado this year over the long 4th of July Weekend with the usual 3 attendees :^)..

Day 2 of our reunion was spent climbing Grays & Torreys Peaks (14,278' & 14,275' respectively). The trail begins at 11,280' & climbs about 3000' to the Summit of Grays Peak in about 3.5 miles. From there we climbed down to the 13,700' Saddle between Grays & Torreys then back up to the Summit of Torreys at 14,275' for a total climb of just under 4000' and nearly 5 miles. From here we returned to the Saddle & then the Grays Peak trail for the 3.5 mile hike out.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

First Fourteener!

Summit Lake from the top of Mt. Evans.

I got to spend a a long weekend in Colorado with old Bourne Grammar School friends Paul & Charles. Our plan for the Saturday was to climb Grays & Torreys Peaks. By way of acclimatizing to the altitude, on the Friday we drove up Mt. Evans &; hung out for a while. The road ends at 14,130' then there is a short walk up to the Summit at 14265'

Mt. Evans Summit 14265'

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Grand Day Out on McNeil Ridge.

Every year Chiyoko & I hike up Mt. Hood's McNeil Ridge either the weekend before or the weekend after the July 4th Holiday. Along for the hike with us this year were Kazuko, Pascal, Mana, Sheely, Ian & Eriko.
You can find our photos here & the multimedia version of the days fun below :^)..