Mirror Lake

Yesterday we set out on our first hike of the season: a 3.2-mile roundtrip jaunt to Mirror Lake. It’s a relatively easy hike despite a bunch of switchbacks; the elevation gain is 700′. The reward? A spectacular view of snow-covered Mount Hood looming over the lake, its reflection a reminder of how this beautiful lakeContinue reading “Mirror Lake”

I Paid $300 for Fake Bark

I sat down to write a Christmas-themed post and happened to notice that the time is exactly 12:25. Coincidence? I’ll leave that up to you to decide. So here we are, a mere five days before the big holiday, a fact that is difficult to swallow. On the one hand, it doesn’t feel as ChristmasyContinue reading “I Paid $300 for Fake Bark”