July: Burnt Lake Trail to Burnt Lake

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I’ve posted about Burnt Lake Trail before. Only, I had forgotten. I’ve been really focused on my job these days, and, as a result, have not gone on many hikes yet this year. I was aiming to choose a hike I’d never done before, and one near Mt Hood, because this is the best time … Continue reading

Mirror Lake

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On 3 October, I took a hike at Mirror Lake near Mount Hood. It was a bit chilly, intensely foggy, but fairly uncrowded. The trail in great shape, up until Tom Dick and Harry Mountain trail, where it got smaller and quite rocky. Mirror Lake was tiny! I was expecting bigger, but it was very … Continue reading

Elk Meadows

Peeking out from the shelter to the meadow and Mt Hood

  Alex and I decided to go to Elk Meadows on Friday 19 July 2013. We are trying to take advantage of the snow-free months to enjoy higher elevation hikes.   We had a difficult time getting to the trailhead. William Sullivan’s directions confused us. We eventually went further down highway 35 to turn left … Continue reading

Burnt Lake Trail to East Zigzag Summit

Mt Hood!!!

As it has been getting warmer, Alex and I decided it was time to hike at a higher elevation, hoping there would not be much snow. We chose to hike near Mount Hood, starting from the North Burnt Lake Trailhead, this past Saturday (22 June 2013). (This hike requires a Northwest Forest Pass). It was … Continue reading

Salmon River Trail – Welches, Ore.

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The Salmon River Trail is near Welches, Oregon. From Portland, it means an hour or so drive along highway 26. I went with my best friend, Alex, on 26 November 2012. It was chilly, but beautifully green and scenic at the top. From the top, you could hear the river below. It was quite windy. … Continue reading