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To the mountain


Escaped the noise and upset animals over the 4th of July and went to the Timberline. I love Mt Hood, as I’ve mentioned a few times on here.

Brian reading at the Timberline – this is the back of the lodge


We swam, hung out in the hottub, played shuffleboard, ate great pizza at Blue Ox (the little hidden restaurant at the Timberline), and read nearly all day long.

I hiked up the Pacific Crest Trail for a bit.


I never got a great picture of it, but the monarch butterfly migration was in full force – thousands and thousands of them fluttering past me as I read on the patio. So many on the drive down the mountain! One of the servers exclaimed “Oh! Butterflies!” each time she came outside, she was as delighted as we were.

Shuffleboard table where Brian and I tied. Great game!

Linoleum art and old speaker at one end of the shuffleboard.

I had this folder in various colors as a kid and had no idea that the drawing of the woman on the chairlift was from the Timberline!

Mt Jefferson from our room.

Hood River


On the way home, we stopped in Hood River to eat dinner at Pfriem brewing. We took a short walk along the Columbia River after that and sat in the shade to watch the kite surfers and paddle boarders.

Relaxed and happy start to July.

Old Salmon River Trail

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Last weekend we did a good hike on Mt Hood. It ran along the Salmon River and I’d like to not only go back and do it again, but also go camp there.

Here’s our lunch spot:

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Here’s what the sun looked like in this old growth forest:

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Here’s what I look like on an easy hike:

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We followed it up by going over the mountain, crossing the gorge into Washington and getting dinner at Walking Man brewery, mmmmm. Super good local food and fantastic beer.

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Summer weekend

Pretty good weekend although hot. Twit next door also cut down the neighborhood’s oldest tree (well over 100 year old, and my favorite to look at while eating dinner in the backyard.

Started out with Ground Kontrol

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Did a run and yardwork the next day.
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It is hot in Portland so on Sunday we got up, drove to Otis, and got breakfast.
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Then on to the coast, where we went on a 4 hour hike.

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Note seal break:
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Really sunburnt, but my friend Josh pointed out that it’s rare that the cause of a sunburn isn’t something good.

All in all a good, though sweltering, weekend.