Go Climb a Mountain

So last week, I climbed a mountain. Impressive achievement? I dunno. It wasn’t this mountain… It was this one. But I got a great view of the mountain I didn’t climb from the top of the mountain I did climb. And besides, a 1700′ elevation gain is nothing to sneeze at! The 90-minute hike was basicallyContinue reading “Go Climb a Mountain”

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”