Timberline Trail for the Fifth Time

Kevin didn’t get vacation this year, so we took a quick trek around Mt. Hood on the Timberline Trail. 46 miles and about 9 major, terrifying river crossings and 11,500′ of elevation gain. It was my fifth time and his third time all the way around in one swoop.

Night one near Paradise Park.

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Morning view with wispy clouds.

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Day two from Paradise Park to McNeil cutoff.

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Crossing the Sandy.

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Crossing the Muddy Fork.

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Crossing the Ladd.

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Crossing the Coe. This was the second scariest river.

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Kevin wanted this photo so bad.

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THE SINGLE MOST SCARY CROSSING: The Elliott. We crossed on that log above the waterfall. It was difficult getting down to the water and then getting back out of the ravine.

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I loved this evening hike with the colors in the sunset.

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The fastest changing river: The White. Once you spotted a way across, you had to move fast because the riverbed was changing within seconds.

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Ta Da!

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One Response to “Timberline Trail for the Fifth Time”

  1. Patti Says:

    Again, the photos are gorgeous. Do you ever meet other people on the trails?

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