Mount Hood Memories In Anticipation of Summer

Western Oregon weather has been fabulous lately and I’m excited to really get after some adventure this summer.   I found a couple photos from one of hundreds of trips to Mount Hood we took with our old pup Nikko (see Thanks for the Memories: A Dog’s Life).

Mount Hood Hiking

Nikko on the rim of White River Canyon

Casey and Maya 128

Looking up from east of Timberline Lodge

Casey and Maya 142

South toward Mount Jefferson at dusk.

While I love the Wallowas and the Front Range, the Bitterroots and the Adirondacks, there is no single mountain I know that rivals Mount Hood in my heart. It is approachable yet daunting, beautiful yet rugged, inspiring yet backbreaking, fun yet dangerous to the unprepared.

If Nikko were still around, he would probably be whining for a good hike.  I’m thinking Yocum Ridge.  Summer is coming.  Let’s do this!

About Josh Baker

"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Adventure, Alpine Hiking, Family, General Hiking, Hiking with dogs, Memories, Outdoors and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Mt. Hood is a beautiful area – I’ve been there a couple of times. Would like to go back and do some hiking in the area.

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