Thursday, February 27, 2014

PJ the jumping Chihuahua :^)

Last Sunday Chiyoko & I went over to visit our friends Phil & Suzy to raid their garden of Scions & cuttings for the Plantmad Garden. Having plenty of time we then went on a quick hike up Kings Mountain with them & their Trail Running Dog PJ :^)..

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Exploring the Bridal Veil Plateau again!

Sunday February 16th a group of us headed out from the Bower & Palmer Mill junction for another exploration of the Bridal Veil Plateau. Photos of our first trip into the area can be found here. New to us on the trip was the Mystery Pipe, the '76 Datsun down by Coopey Creek, the whole West side of Coopey Creek & the Giant Dead Cedars. We also checked out the loop down to the Bullet Car & a great view point of Angels Rest.

Pascal at the base of a long dead Giant Cedar.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Local Street Hike on Ice!

Heading out from the driveway on Cottrell Road.

Sunday February 9th was Day 4 of our Deep Freeze Snow & Ice Event! Six inches of snow on the ground covered in a quarter inch layer of ice! We certainly were not going to be driving to the Gorge or Mt. Hood for a hike! Instead we thought that we would put our micro spikes on & hike to Oxbow park from home but as we got close to the back door to oxbow park we saw that a lot of ice & branches were falling so we thought better of walking through the trees! Instead we settled on a 5 mile road hike loop for the day.

Keeping the home fire burning....

Another Wheelbarrow of wood for the fire, oh the joy of country living :^)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A walk with Tom Dick & Harry

Chizuru, Chiyoko & I celebrated Superbowl Sunday 2014 by heading for the snow in the Hills! We donned snow shoes & hiked the loop around Mirror Lake, then up & over Tom Dick & Harry Mountain to Ski Bowl then back through the ski runs to where we started. We clocked just under 8 miles with 1830' of EG in some lovely fresh snow!