The first stop on our trip last week was Mt. Hood. We didn’t have any reservations or anything. We just threw caution to the wind and drove there, hoping to find an empty campsite. As it turned out, we didn’t have any problems whatsoever. Mt. Hood has an abundance of campgrounds. We ended up at Trillium Lake . (Note that the picture in the Wikipedia entry was taken at Trillium Lake. yeah. It was super foggy when we were there. you would never know that the mountain was hovering right over the lake!)
Trillium lake was beautiful. Absolutely stunning place. there is a nice little 2 mile path around the lake with views of marshland and meadows. And the lake, of course. Oh, and you can, supposedly, see Mt. Hood, too.
It was very cold there, though. I was worried I would freeze to death in the middle of the night (I’m the queen of Hyperbole, you know). And it rained on a little bit, too. But we still had fun. We only stayed there one night and then we were off to the Oregon Coast.