Kevin and I backpacked to Yocum Ridge on the west side of Mt. Hood. We saw two bucks Sunday night. Monday morning, a helicopter came up the canyon flying extremely low ~~ enough that it was blowing the trees with its rotor wash. We were thinking that it was doing a search and rescue when we saw a white movement on the ground. It was a mountain goat. We watched it for quite a while as it moved along the scree. Turns out the ODFW had the copter tracking goats on Hood. The goat is in top left corner and it’s pretty big deal that we got to see it.
Our view of Hood.
The Milky Way (photo creds to Kevin).
This is what we have to cross on the Sandy. Since I am pretty much terrified of heights, Kevin took my backpack across and I slowly crept along.