I haven’t been feeling well this past week. I have a cold. So I wanted to do something kind of mellow today, yet still get outside. We decided to go to Timberline Lodge and hike the short, 1 mile hike to the Buried Forest Overlook. Unfortunately, we missed the turnoff to it and our walk ended up much longer. To add insult to injury, we had to hike up a sandy hill to get back to Timberline Lodge.
It was an interesting hike, geologically and I got some shots with my Yashica Mat. Here is one that I took, recreated with my iPhone.
Monday is our hiking day and Fall is the hiking season! We have had fantastic weather for it lately. Today we hiked to Ramona Falls on Mt Hood. It is a mellow 7 mile hike that features beautiful views of the mountain. The hike goes along the Sandy river, which is really interesting. The river changed it’s course two years ago and you can really see how powerful the event was. I was last here before this catastrophe. It looked much different this time!
I would like to run this trail at some point. It would be totally doable and fun. A steady incline to the falls but the run back would be all downhill.