Mount Hood is pretty cool from far away, but it’s absolutely incredible close-up. Even for someone like me who lives nearby and gets to look at this mountain all the time, getting up on it and climbing around on its base is totally awe-inspiring.
The PCT and the Timberline Trail share 13 miles on the southwest flank of the mighty volcano. This part of the trail includes world-famous Timberline Lodge (built in 1938) as well as really beautiful waterfalls, river canyons, meadows, forests, and stunning views of Hood’s rocky outcroppings near the summit.
Due to my injury, I wasn’t able to do as much hiking as I wanted to this week, but I managed to get a few trail miles in and we did some scenic drives! @davey_j_wv went the extra distance and snapped some pics while I sipped hot chocolate in the lodge.
PCT Day 115 - Mile 2109 B.E.A.Utiful. We neroed out of Timberline Lodge today, and caught the most beautiful view of Mount Hood although the actual peak was covered by clouds. This is a view I won't forget; it looked like it came straight out of a fairytale. We also saw Mount Jefferson in the distance poking out above the smoke behind the lodge. On our way out, we decided we were tired and laid down for a nap in the dirt after one mile. We laid there for 5 hours before motivating ourselves to get a few miles in for the day. At the end of the day, we crossed the most interesting bridge yet. It consisted of two fallen trees. One of which we walked on while the other had guide string tied to it. Thank goodness for whoever put it there because I definitely slipped! It also sprinkled for two seconds! And there was a notable chill to the air all day. #MountHood#MountJefferson#TimberlineLodge#Naps#Backpacking#Views#Beautiful#ThisIsWhyWeDoThis#PCT#PCT2018#WomenWhoHike
What a perfect trip to Oregon! Got to hike on the PCT, reunited with the bestest hiking partner of ever @earlybirdhikes , relax hard style at the epic Timberline Lodge, and attend the “Gathering” hosted by ALDHA-west. Had the pleasure of trying on a Flextrek Whipsnake 37 trillion, receiving the Triple Crown Award, and meeting some totally badass long distance hiker types. .
I was going to write something heart-felt about the “Triple Crown” but in all honesty I don’t yet know exactly what it means to me. I know I’ve grown up a lot in the last 3 years and ~7,500 miles. I know I’ve set the bar high for future adventures. I know I like to walk and see cool shit. But that’s all the sap you’ll get from me for now. Cheers to all I’ve meet along the way, and all I will meet in my future roamings. .