Sunday, April 20, 2014

An April Climb up Mt. St. Helens

Sunday April 13th Shelly, Chiyoko & I put down our $22.00 a head for the privilege of being allowed to climb Mt. St. Helens! There is a short Spring climbing season from April 1st to Mother's day when paid permits are required but the 100 per day limit is not enforced. When you get a lovely sunny weekend day during this time you can expect the mountain to be teaming with people. It was but it was still a great day!

The Klickitat Trail - Part III

Sunday April 6th Chiyoko & I headed East with Keiko, Chizuru & Gregg to hike another section of the Klickitat Trail. This time we started 3 miles past Klickitat at the Wahkiacus TH & headed about 6 miles along the banks of Swale Creek into Swale Canyon. Lots of good scenerly, flowering Dessert Parsley & railroad left overs to look at! Other Klickitat Hikes: Lyle to MP 7.5 | Klickitat to MP 7.5 | Wahkiacus to MP 22 |

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Post Holin' on Salmon Butte

Sunday, Eric, Chiyoko & I headed up to the Summit of Salmon Butte. We didn't expect to run into very much snow & so didn't take our snow shoes - Well we should have :^)..

A Snow Shoe up Lamberson Butte

Sunday March 23rd was a perfect Spring Snow Shoe Day on Mt. Hood. We took advantage of the wonderful sunny weather & hiked up to the Summit of Lamberson Butte from the Hood River Meadows Nordic Center. We also tagged Elk Meadows on the way back making for a 9 mile hike with 2575' of EG and countless fantastic views along the way! Once over Newton Creek we didn't see anybody else for the whole day!