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The journey through Mt Hood national forest was amazing experience! Here’s a simple slide breakdown for my travels:
1&2) The first pic is an overall view of Portland Oregon from Pittock Mansion. Its a famous landmark that overlooks the city. Mt Hood can be seen very clearly in the distance even though it’s about 70+ miles away from Portland. Mt Hood is a potentially active stratovolcano with a height of over 11000 ft, making it the highest peak in Oregon. I was lucky enough to have a good window seat on my flight to get an Ariel view in pic 2.
3&4) This was taken at Trillium lake, relatively small and sits about 7.5 miles SW of Mt Hood and very famous for its great viewpoint of the mountain peak.
5,6&7) Fast forwarding about 4 hours after leaving lake trillium and having very little signal, I was able to discover this really cool hiking path to Ramona falls. The rivers/streams/waterfalls around the area are fed by the melting glaciers from Mt Hood (the water is freezing cold 🥶). 8) This weird looking stack of stones is called a #cairn and decided to do my part in stacking for once. These are used in many parts of the world as trail markers dating back to prehistoric times and come in many many shapes and sizes. This trail had a few confusing sections and wrong turns I made so hopefully this cairn will help the next person find their way 😉
9&10) Finally towards the end of the hike I got a great view of Mt hood with the creek running to the setting sun @ about 8:00pm PT. And then finally the map of the national forest showing just how much more is out there to see and explore. My location was at the red arrow and only made it 3 red dots to the right which took quite some time.
Overall the forest is definitely an experience I would highly recommend, enjoy the content! #ThaMillerWay