Charles and I hiked the TimberlineTrail around Mt. Hood in 4 days and 3 nights. We totaled 49 miles.
First river crossing “White River” ~~ easy.
Pasque Flowers at Mt. Hood Meadows
Crossing Mt. Hood Meadows
Newton River where Charles carried my pack across.
Charles said, “What jerk left this chairlift here?”
Phlox on Gnarl Ridge
Charles posing as a cairn.
Perspective. Charles is 6’4″
Evening beer at Cooper Spur shelter.
Day two: Heading over to Cloud Cap
Found the ropes to head down.
Charles on rope down to Eliot.
We crossed with a gal from our hiking forum. This entire crossing was very difficult.
This shows the force of the water we were crossing.
Over to the other side and a scramble up to the rope heading back up. This is me.
Charles climbing the rope. Once you got to the rock, it was another scramble to the top.
Love these trees.
Hiking through the Dollar Lake Fire area from a few years ago.
Swag at Dollar Lake.
Timberline Trail fun.
Ladd Creek. Again, Charles carried my pack across.
More burn area to hike through.
Cairn Basin Shelter. Good night day two.
Day Three. Heading the wrong way, we hit Ladd Creek again. Oops.
Absolutely no pride here. There is no way I could cross the log.
Love this section of the trail.
A deer in our way. We also saw the hugest rabbit ever later in the day.
Repaired trail to Muddy Fork
Muddy Fork crossing.
Trail finding between Muddy Forks.
More repaired trail.
Wet above my knees and ready to tackle a 4 mile uphill climb.
Paradise Park. Mt. Hood from our campsite.
Good night 19 mile day. See you in the morning.
Day Four. Timberline Lodge, here we come.
Love this mossy section up to the lodge.
Swag may be the first troll to complete the Timberline Trail.