Day 6 August 11, Timberline, ORArrived at PCT at Government Camp late afternoon. Hiked until I had just enough light to set up camp. Mt Hood is remarkably lovely,and very different from Mt Rainier. Hardly any snow, so mtn looks naked in its geologic-ness.The trail is very sandy, like what you would want on the beach. Pretty lupine flowers lined the trail, a pair of deer bounded off 25 yards away. The sun setting cloaks the Mt Hood National Forest in soft, pastelly hues of sunset.Pleaides showers! The celestial madness at 6,400 feet is phenomenal. Six shooting stars before I lost count!
Day 7Left camp before 8. Just crossed HWY 26, so 10 miles so far today. Am in Mt Hood National Forest. Must be equestrian day, have seen ten horses so far. Gorgeous weather.
I've had the travel bug since my grandparents took me across country to the east coast when I was twelve yrs old. I've been in 29 of the 31 states in Mexico, 34 of the United States, and three Canadian provinces. This summer I was the nurse for a cannery on Kodiak Island and had a chance to live in the Filipino bunkhouse. I try a nd take advantage of cultural opportunities when they present themselves. Photography is a big part of my life, as taking pictures not only allows ke to capture experiences, but also allows me to feel creative. Am leaving 11/02/11 for Thailand and will be taking a sid... full info