Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Last Sunday Chiyoko and I headed out with Nancy & Keiko from Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park. On a beautifully clear blue sky day. The trail was overrun with folks doing the same thing but once we crossed Lost Creek we left the trail & headed to the upper meadows where the flowers were spectacular & we only saw one other person!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, Nancy, Mana, Chizuru, Chiyoko & I set out for the Moony Tarn on Mt. Hood. However weather & a fast flowing Coe Creek changed our plans. Instead we decided to make a loop out of the day by hiking back down the Pinnacle Ridge Trail & climbing up the Pinnacle. We all made it up to the saddle just below the final summit, Nancy, Chizuru & Chiyoko decided to hang out there while Mana & I scrambled up to the top for a look around! We finished with 12 miles & 3450’ for EG on the clock. By which time the Trout Pub in Sandy was calling my name :^)..
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sunday August 4th, Nancy, Mana, Shelly, Ian & I set out on a hike up Cooper Spur. Since the Forest Service have closed the Cloud Cap road this year the hike was a bit longer & tougher than usual! It came in at 13 miles with just over 5000' of EG. One of the days highlights was seeing a mother bear & her cub cross the trail about 100' in front of us though sadly we didn't have time to grab a photo. After thousands of miles of hiking on Oregon trails over the years this was my first bear sighting!